also swab·by  (swŏb′ē)
n. pl. swab·bies Slang
A sailor.

[swab + -y.]
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I'm a CCW holder, former military (just a swabbie, not some high speed low drag black ops guy), former Armored car guard, shooter, sometimes-martial artist and amateur sheepdog.
The entire command, from the skipper all the way down to the newest swabbie, needs constant reminders about staying aware of the potential hazards in everyday activities.
Torres Tommy Roberts Joe Sikora Elena Torres Stephanie Santos Bertha Villareal Sandra Marquez Rudy Renya Lakin Valdez Lupe Reyna Shana Montanez Swabbie Seth Hoff Manchuka Mary Ann de la Cruz Rafas Joel Maisonet Ragman Salvatore Ingurgio Zooter Parrish Collier Guera Ariane Dolan Hoba Kristin Pichaske Little Blue Chavva Ariel Smith Sergeant Smith Thomas Vincent Kelly Lieutenant Edwards Neil Friedman Press Steve Pickering Dolores Reyna Carole Gutierrez Enrique Reyna Gustavo Mellado Alice Bloomfield Amy Landecker George Shearer Kevin Gudahl
Two persons work as a team in grape stomp competition; one does the stomping and the other, the swabbie, keeps the screen clean covering the hole at the bottom of the barrel of grapes.
The crew was astonished to find its new commander wearing only shorts, scraping paint and working on the hull in the stifling tropical heat like any enlisted swabbie.
Market Street was jammed with Swabbies doing all kinds of ridiculous things as well as some real bad ones," he recalled.
As a Seaman 2nd Class I was at the bottom of the heap, along with millions of other swabbies.
Listen," says Thomas, "if he'd cut my mother's throat five minutes ago, I wouldn't let those swabbies get their mitts on him.
The conversion was carried out under contract by Winchester to provide swabbies with a way to conduct marksmanship training on board ship.
Captain Cook did not ask his forecastle swabbies to navigate for him, and Admira Nimitz certainly didn't poll the U.