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Meaning of SWAIN

Pronunciation:  sweyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"
 

SWAIN is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: beau, boyfriend, fellow, young man
 
 See Also: adult male, lover, man

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Swain\, n. [OE. swain, swein, Icel. sveinn a boy,
servant; akin to Sw. sven, Dan. svend, AS. sw[=a]n, OHG.
swein.]
1. A servant. [Obs.]

         Him behoves serve himself that has no swain.
                                               --Chaucer.

2. A young man dwelling in the country; a rustic; esp., a
   cuntry gallant or lover; -- chiefly in poetry.

         It were a happy life To be no better than a homely
         swain.                                --Shak.

         Blest swains! whose nymphs in every grace excel.
                                               --Pope.

 

 

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