- a person born or living in Sweden
Origin of Swede; from Swedish turnipChiefly Brit. rutabaga
- A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
- A person of Swedish ancestry.
Origin of SwedeLow German (from Middle Low German Sw&emacron;de) or Dutch Zweed (from Middle Dutch Sw&emacron;de).
Origin of swedeFrom its introduction from Sweden.
From the earlier term Swedish turnip, because the Swedes introduced the plant to the English in the 1700s.
- A person from Sweden or of Swedish descent.
From late Middle Low German or early German Low German or Dutch Low Saxon.