Swink definition

swiŋk
(archaic) Toil, work, drudgery.
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(archaic, intransitive) To labour, to work hard.
verb
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(archaic) To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor.
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(archaic) Labor; toil.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
swink
Plural:
swinks

Origin of swink

  • From Middle English swinken, from Old English swincan (“to labour, work at, strive, struggle; be in trouble; languish"), from Proto-Germanic *swinkanÄ… (“to swing, bend"), from Proto-Indo-European *sweng-, *swenk- (“to bend, swing, swivel"). Cognate with Old Norse svinka (“to work"). Related to swing.

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  • From Middle English swink, from Old English swinc (“toil, work, effort; hardship; the produce of labour").

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