Definitions for SWISSswɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Swissswɪs(n.; adj.)(pl.)Swiss

  1. (n.)a native or inhabitant of Switzerland.

    Category: Peoples

  2. (sometimes l.c.)

    Category: Textiles

    Ref: Swiss muslin.

  3. Category: Cooking

    Ref: Swiss cheese.

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Switzerland or its inhabitants.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Swiss:

1505–15; < MF suisse < MHG Swīz

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Swiss, Swiss people(adj)

    the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland

  2. Swiss(adj)

    of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture

    "the Swiss army"


  1. Swiss(Noun)

    A person from Switzerland or of Swiss descent.

  2. Swiss(Adjective)

    Of, from, or pertaining to Switzerland or the Swiss people.

  3. Origin: Adopted from Suisse in circa 1515, alongside the form Switzer directly loaned from German.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swiss

    a native or inhabitant of Switzerland; a Switzer; the people of Switzerland

  2. Swiss(adj)

    of or pertaining to Switzerland, or the people of Switzerland


  1. Swiss people

    The Swiss are citizens or natives of Switzerland. The demonym derives from the toponym of Schwyz and has been in widespread use to refer to the Old Swiss Confederacy since the 16th century. Although the Swiss Confederation, the modern state of Switzerland, originated in 1848, the period of romantic nationalism, it is not a nation-state, and the Swiss are not usually considered to form a single ethnic group, but a confederacy or Willensnation, a term coined in conscious contrast to "nation" in the conventionally linguistic or ethnic sense of the term. The number of Swiss nationals has grown from 1.7 million in 1815 to 6.76 million in 2009, 90% of them living in Switzerland. About 60% of those living abroad reside in the European Union; the largest overseas expatriate community is in Argentina.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SWISS' in Adjectives Frequency: #785


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