To declare; swear. Used in the phrase I swanny as an interjection.
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Origin of swanny
- Probably alteration of dialectal (I) s' wan ye (I) shall warrant ye
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- swan +"Ž -y