Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sailor.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of swabby.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[swab + –y.]

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  • 1. A sailor.

    2. One who might routinely swab the deck.

    3. A yuppie obsessed with cleaning their ears.

    July 30, 2008