Swiss
I. noun Etymology: Middle French Suisse, from Middle High German Swīzer, from Swīz Switzerland Date: 1515 1. plural Swiss a. a native or inhabitant of Switzerland b. one that is of Swiss descent 2. often not capitalized any of various fine sheer fabrics of cotton originally made in Switzerland; especially dotted swiss 3. Swiss cheese II. adjective Date: 1530 of, relating to, or characteristic of Switzerland or the Swiss

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  • Swiss — chard (beetlike herb used in stews); Swiss cheese (Emmenthaler cheese characterized by its pale yellow body and many holes); Swiss lapis (imitation lapis lazuli); Swiss muslin (curtain material); Swiss steak (thin slice of steak doused in flour… …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Swiss — [swis] adj. [Fr Suisse < MHG Swiz] of Switzerland or its people or culture n. pl. Swiss 1. a person born or living in Switzerland 2. [s ] a type of sheer fabric: see DOTTED SWISS 3. SWISS CHEESE …   English World dictionary

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  • Swiss — [ swıs ] adjective 1. ) someone who is Swiss is from Switzerland 2. ) relating to Switzerland or its culture 3. ) the Swiss the people of Switzerland …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swiss — swiss; swiss·ing; Swiss; …   English syllables

  • Swiss — Swiss, n. sing. & pl. [F. Suisse, of German origin. Cf. {Switzer}.] A native or inhabitant of Switzerland; a Switzer; the people of Switzerland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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