Definition of swabbie in English:


Line breaks: swab|bie
Pronunciation: /ˈswɒbi

noun (plural swabbies)

US Nautical slang
A member of the navy, typically one who is of low rank.
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  • He made an immediate impact: Besides teaching self-defense to his fellow swabbies, his likeness was used on posters for war bonds and his photo was hung at Naval Headquarters in Washington, DC.
  • ‘I wanted to know what it feels like to sail a tall ship,’ one volunteer swabbie told The Wall Street Journal.

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