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swither

[swith -er] /ˈswɪð ər/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity.
Origin of swither
1495-1505
1495-1505; origin uncertain; compare Old English geswithrian to retire, dwindle, fail
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swither

/ˈswɪðər/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to hesitate; vacillate; be perplexed
noun
2.
hesitation; perplexity; agitation
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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