• Swarthy

    Pronunciation

    • US IPA: /ˈswɔrði/

    Origin

    Alteration of swarty, from swart + -y, Old English sweart, "black".

    Full definition of swarthy

    Adjective

    swarthy

    1. tawny, dusky, dark
    2. dark-skinned
      • AddisonTheir swarthy hosts would darken all our plains.
    3. (nonstandard) evil, malicious
    4. (nonstandard) weathered, rough
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