swither

swither

[swith-er]
noun British Dialect.
a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity.

Origin:
1495–1505; origin uncertain; compare Old English geswithrian to retire, dwindle, fail

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swither (ˈswɪðər)
 
vb
1.  to hesitate; vacillate; be perplexed
 
n
2.  hesitation; perplexity; agitation
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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