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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 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. -ivor. 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 previewDictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English (1904)

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

Swivet, *.

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 previewA Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century (1887)

by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

SWIVET. A deep sleep. (A.-S.) SWIZZEN. To singe. North. SWIZZLE. Ale and beer mixed. /. of Wight. Also a verb, to drink, or swill. SWKYR. Sugar. Arch. xxx. 413. SWOB. Same as Swab, q. v. SWOBBLE. To swagger in a low manner.

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 ...

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 previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

swivet /ˈswɪvɪt/ 7noun [in sing.] US a fluster or ...

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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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