Definition of Sweeney in English:

Sweeney

Line breaks: Swee|ney
Pronunciation: /ˈswiːni/

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noun

(the Sweeney) British informal
  • The members of a police flying squad.

Origin

1930s: from rhyming slang Sweeney Todd, a barber who murdered his customers (see Todd, Sweeney).

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