Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A euphemistic substitute for swear. See swan, swow.

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Examples

  • Lucy needs to learn about the drum-tummied snum and the the fluff-ruffled muffle!

    swiper, stop swiping!

  • "I snum!" said Jim, wiping the wondering little face in a sort of fever of discovery and taking off color at every daub with the rag.

    Bruvver Jim's Baby

  • I snum! they buzz around that readin'-room for chances to read the papers like bees around a honey-pot.

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • "Wal, I snum!" exclaimed Uncle Jason, still staring at the bit of paper, which was a Wells-Fargo express check for the sum named.

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • "I snum! mebbe you're right," grunted Walky Dexter.

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • _ (His artillery now rumbling down the heights on the full gallop.) -- I snum, that's awful!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • They didn't have anything to do but to look "picturesque" and say "I snum!" and "I swan to man!" and they could do that to the skipper's taste.

    Cape Cod Stories

  • The half-breed skipper stood next to me, and I snum if you couldn't see him shrivel up like one of them things they call a sensitive plant.

    Cape Cod Stories

  • You'll set down and have a bite with us, won't you, Mr. -- Major -- I snum I've forgot your name.

    Shavings

  • "I snum I don't know what to make of him," declared Mr. Abijah

    Shavings

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