Definition of Sweeney in English:

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Sweeney

Pronunciation: /ˈswiːni/

noun

(the Sweeney) British informal
The members of a police flying squad.
Example sentences
  • They added, however, that the Sweeney leadership might bar them from these bodies.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with Sweeney

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Line breaks: Swee|ney

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