Swainish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Swainish Pertaining to, or resembling, a swain; rustic; ignorant. "An ungentle and swainish beast."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • swainish Pertaining to or resembling a swain; rustic; boorish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Swainish boorish
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. sveinn, young man, servant, Dan. svend, servant.