swab·biealso swab·by (swŏb′ē)
n. pl. swab·bies Slang
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n, pl -bies
slang US a seaman
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or swab•bie(ˈswɒb i)
n., pl. -bies.
Slang. (in the Navy or Coast Guard) a seaman, esp. a new recruit.
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