Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
  • n. A person of Swedish ancestry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person from Sweden or of Swedish descent.

Etymologies

Low German (from Middle Low German Swēde) or Dutch Zweed (from Middle Dutch Swēde).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From late Middle Low German or early German Low German or Dutch Low Saxon. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The 6-3 Swede is the in-form player, having punched past high quality clay-courters David Ferrer, Nikolay Davydenko, and, most of all, the formerly undefeated at Roland Garros four-time champion Nadal.

    Federer enters men's semifinals near elusive French Open title

  • The Swede is beyond the third round for the first time in 22 career major tournaments, and he'll play in his first clay-court tournament final.

    Federer outlasts del Potro, will face Soderling for French title

  • The Book Swede is giving away ARC of “Bloodheir” by Brian Ruckley (enter the competition), whose debut, "Winterbirth", was lauded as one of the best fantasy books in the last couple of years.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The average Swede is poorer than the average Mississippian, you know.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pourquoi Blogger?

  • MidnightBanjoWe've hashed and rehashed the subject of deer rifles with more managable recoil and noise on these blogs but here goes the Cliff Notes version: .243 Winchester or. 25-06 seem odds on favorites with many, Dave Petzal's 6.5 x 55 Swede is lower on bang and recoil,. 30-30 Winchester is another good choice for close in shots, .257 Roberts gets a lot of mentions here too.

    Thoughts on Thanksgiving

  • Following a stormy spell as England's first foreign-born coach, the Swede is stepping down two years before the end of his contract.

    USATODAY.com - Eriksson Cup-confident for England despite injury and form worries

  • Hans Blix, a Swede, is suddenly an American patriot.

    Think Progress » More Clues About Bush Involvement In CIA Leak

  • The sartorially resplendent Swede is outfitted by fashion designer Johan Lindeberg.

    Notebook from St. Andrews

  • They were often referred to as Swede or yellow turnips until the late 1960s, when gardeners changed the root's name to avoid confusion with its smaller cousin, the turnip.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • In fact, they are now so good at it, that they can often tell a Swede from a Greek or whatever from the shape of the skull, supposedly "contradicting the classic biological race concept of physical anthropology," (although not my partly inbred extended family model).

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles

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