Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SWYPE, n. Resemblance, features or traits in common with some other person (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 231; ne.Sc., Per. 1972). Abd. 1949  :
He has a gweed swype o's fadder.

[Of Scand. orig. cf. Norw. dial. svip(e), appearance, resemblance, distinctive mark, Icel. svipur, id., O.N. svipr, look, and Swap, v.2, n.2]

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