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swaddy

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Pronunciation: /ˈswɒdi/

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Definition of swaddy in English:

noun (plural swaddies)

British informal , dated
A private soldier.

Origin

early 19th century: from dialect swad 'soldier', perhaps of Scandinavian origin.

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