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  • v. Alternative spelling of swive.


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  • As an alternative to WTF, how about WTS What the swyve?

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  • So nowe Y haue bought manye a beggare, who Y do feede at my cost, and eftimes Y do commaunde them to thanke and prayse me so that Y feele lyk a seynte – but Y kan yet swyve and drynke depe of wyn and snorte the poudre of cockayne, the whiche no Seyntez do.

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  • Swyve is a Middle English word meaning 'to copulate with' and there are many references to it in Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' E.G The Teeve's Tale

    'For, john, seyde he, als evere moot I thryve,

    If that I may, yon wenche wil I swyve.'

    January 13, 2011

  • Main entry is "swive", says it's an archaic word for copulating and that it's related to swaying somehow.

    December 3, 2008

  • Anyone with OED: what does this mean?

    December 3, 2008