follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

swither

[swith -er] /ˈswɪð ər/
noun, British Dialect
1.
a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; origin uncertain; compare Old English geswithrian to retire, dwindle, fail
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for swither

swither

/ˈswɪðər/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to hesitate; vacillate; be perplexed
noun
2.
hesitation; perplexity; agitation
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for swither

13
12
Scrabble Words With Friends