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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 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 ยป.

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century (1878)

by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps


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, ...

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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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