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From the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary: (and this is just the first definition, noun, not the verb “to swab”)

Examples of SWAB

  1. Use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to disinfect the area.
  2. The doctor took a throat swab and sent it to the lab.

Origin of SWAB

probably from obsolete Dutch swabbe; akin to Low Germanswabber mop

First Known Use: 1653

Related to SWAB

gobheartyjackjack-tarmarinernavigatorsaltsea dogseafarerseamanshipmansailorswabbie (alsoswabby) [slang], tar

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