Definition of Swiss in English:

Swiss

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Pronunciation: /swɪs
 
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adjective

Relating to Switzerland or its people.
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  • Raised in Pennsylvania, he spent the summers in Switzerland with his Swiss architect father.
  • In 2001 Switzerland imported Bulgarian goods worth some 60 million Swiss francs.
  • Each household has its own favourite recipe, some containing Swiss cheeses that you're unlikely to see outside Switzerland.

noun (plural same)

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A native or inhabitant of Switzerland, or a person of Swiss descent.
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  • The missing are thought to include a Briton, a Swiss, a German, five Thais, two Americans, two Australians and three others.
  • The firm was established four years ago by a multi-ethnic trio - a Swiss, a Dane and a Thai.
  • A painting may not resonate with a Maori as with a German; a song in Chinese means nothing to a Swiss.

Origin

early 16th century: from French Suisse, from Middle High German Swīz 'Switzerland'.

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