Pronunciation Noun

swede (plural swedes)

  1. (chiefly, British) The fleshy yellow root of a variety of rape, Brassica napus var. napobrassica, resembling a large turnip, grown as a vegetable.
  2. The plant from which this is obtained.
  3. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England) The turnip.
  4. (UK, slang) The head.
    • 2005, The Spectator (volume 299, page 49)
      Gotta be so careful nowadays; local copper's no problem but the cow from the council done me 'cos this almost brained a punter when it fell on his swede.
  • (plant) rutabaga (US, Canada)
  • (vegetable) rutabaga (US, Canada), neep (Scotland), yellow turnip (US), winter turnip
Pronunciation Verb

swede (swedes, present participle sweding; past and past participle sweded)

  1. To produce a low-budget remake of a film without the use of professional actors or filming techniques.

Pronunciation Noun

swede (plural swedes)

  1. A person from Sweden or of Swedish descent.
  2. (historical) A member of an ancient North Germanic tribe that inhabited central Sweden
Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: Svear
  • Russian: свей

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