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swop

[swop] /swɒp/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), swopped, swopping, noun
1.
swap.

swap

or swop

[swop] /swɒp/
verb (used with object), swapped, swapping.
1.
to exchange, barter, or trade, as one thing for another:
He swapped his wrist watch for the radio.
verb (used without object), swapped, swapping.
2.
to make an exchange.
noun
3.
an exchange:
He got the radio in a swap.
Origin of swap
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English swappen to strike, strike hands (in bargaining); cognate with dialectal German schwappen to box (the ears)
Related forms
swapper, noun
unswapped, adjective
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Examples from the Web for swopping
Historical Examples
  • The horse-dealer still stuck to his old courses—coping, swopping, swearing—likely to outlive them all.

    The Fatal Cord Mayne Reid
  • The canvas-backed duck has been praised as highly as the “swopping, swopping mallard” of a comfortable college in Oxford.

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • The men outside Hegarty's, smoking and swopping yarns with the Schoolmaster, watched him go.

    The Pioneers Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • Before the evening was over he made the discovery that “swopping” was a favourite pastime of the leisure hours of the Den.

    Follow My leader Talbot Baines Reed
  • All over the land men are eternally “swopping stories” at bars, and in the long, endless journeys by railway p. 187and steamer.

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • All you fellows think about is eating and drinking, and then smoking and swopping lies.

    The Boy Scouts On The Range Lieut. Howard Payson
British Dictionary definitions for swopping

swap

/swɒp/
verb swaps, swapping, swapped, swops, swopping, swopped
1.
to trade or exchange (something or someone) for another
noun
2.
an exchange
3.
something that is exchanged
4.
(finance) Also called swap option, swaption. a contract in which the parties to it exchange liabilities on outstanding debts, often exchanging fixed interest-rate for floating-rate debts (debt swap), either as a means of managing debt or in trading (swap trading)
Derived Forms
swapper, swopper, noun
Word Origin
C14 (in the sense: to shake hands on a bargain, strike): probably of imitative origin

swop

/swɒp/
noun, verb swops, swopping, swopped
1.
a variant spelling of swap
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Word Origin and History for swopping

swap

v.

c.1300, "to strike, strike the hands together," possibly imitative of the sound of hitting. The sense of "exchange, barter, trade" is first recorded 1590s, possibly from the practice of slapping hands together as a sign of agreement in bargaining. Related: Swapped; swapping. The noun in this sense is attested from 1620s.

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Related Abbreviations for swopping

SWAP

severe weather avoidance procedures
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