Definition of swain noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

swain

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//sweɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sweɪn//
 
(old use or humorous)
 
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a young man who is in love Word Origin late Old English (denoting a young man attendant on a knight), from Old Norse sveinn ‘lad’.
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