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1. swain

noun. ['ˈsweɪn'] a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman.

Synonyms

  • man
  • young man
  • lover
  • adult male
  • fellow
  • boyfriend

Antonyms

  • female
  • juvenile
  • draftee
  • volunteer

Etymology

  • sveinn (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Swain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane
  • mcquain

Sentences with swain


1. Verb, base form
The term originated in the 15th century English navy as a combination of the words cockboat -- the captain's personal boat -- and swain, or servant.

2. Noun, singular or mass
At this point the reader realizes that she hasn't figured out that the same dynamic is going on with the dashing swain whose heart she's trying to win.

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