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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

SWAGER, n. A brother-in-law, esp. one married to one's wife's sister (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)), freq. in pl. of men in that relationship (Sh. 1825 Jam., 1866 Edm. Gl., 1914 Angus Gl.). [′swɑgər]

[Du. zwager, id.]

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