New Word Wednesday: swain

Happy Wednesday! Here’s your new word for the week:

 

swain noun

  • a young (male) lover or suitor

Example: “a young lady and her swain”

Origin: late old English (denoting a young man attendant on a knight), from old Norse sveinn, “lad”

 

I enjoy finding archaic words like this – they’re great for Scrabble. Now if only there were more things to do with the letter Q…

Cheers!

  • H

 

Source:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/english/swain

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