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Definition of the noun swivet

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noun - plural: swivets

  1. a panic or extreme discomposure
    • example: it threw her into a swivet
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic words: affright / panic / terror = an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

Alternative definition of the noun swivet


  1. (Also swivvet) A state of condition of haste, flutter; extreme discomposure or distress; irritation exasperation annoyance.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

(WEL–SWORD, SWIVET, n. savio l Icel.svif, sudden movement; sveifa, to swing in a circle: Norw.sviv, swing: sveira, the crank or handle of a wheel]: a fastening con - trived to allow the thing fastened to turn J3. freely round on its axis; a ring ...

Google previewDictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English (1857)

Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century which are No Longer in Use, Or are Not Used in the Same Sense; and Words which are Now Used Only in the Provincial Dialects by Thomas Wright

Swivet, s.

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

-ivet, civet, divot, grivet, pivot, privet, rivet, swivet, trivet. -ivid, livid, vivid. -Ml. See - ivel. -¡vor. See -iver. -ivot. See -ivet. -ivver. See -iver. -ivvy. See -ivy. -ivy, chivvy, civvy, divvy, Livy, privy, skivvy, tivy; tantivy. -ixer, fixer, mixer; elixir. -ixie, Dixie ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

powerful and advice-giving: eminence grise agent's fee or percentage: commission aggitated state: swivet agglomerate: aggregate, bunch, cluster, collection, lump, mass, mobilize, pile agglomeration: clot, coherence aggrandize: augment, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

swivet, v. t. and ».

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: R-S (1904)

by Joseph Wright

SWIVET, sb. Glo. Oxf. and Amer. Also written swivit Oxf.1 [swi' vit.] Haste, hurry ; a passion. Glo. (H.S.H.) Oxf.1 What a swivit ee's in, MS. add.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: R-S (1904)

by Joseph Wright

A misprint for 'swivetty' (q.v.). SWIVER, v. Nhp. War. [swi va(r).] To quiver, flutter. Nhp.1 Where white cawdymaudies slow swiver and sail, Clare MS. Poems. War.8 SWIVET, ...

Google previewA New and Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1830)

Being, a Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Usually Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Machinery, Movements, and Military, as Well as Naval Operations of Ships: with Such Parts of Astronomy, and Navigation, as Will be Found Useful to Practical Navigators by William Falconer

The iron crotch of a swivet ; also the wooden stock in w hich it is shipped. CHANGER, v. a. & n. To alter, to turn, ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

swivet /'SWIVIt/ P n. informal, chiefly US a fluster or panic. — ORIGIN C19: of ...

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Swivet Meaning

Video shows what swivet means. (Also swivvet) A state or condition of haste, flutter, extreme discomposure or distress, irritation, exasperation, annoyance.

Scrabble value of S1W4I1V4E1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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