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Adopted from Middle French Suisse in circa 1515, alongside the form Switzer directly loaned from German.

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Swiss (comparative more Swiss, superlative most Swiss)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Switzerland or the Swiss people.
    • 1911, James George Frazer, chapter V, in Taboo and the Perils of the Soul (The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion; II), third edition, London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, page 310:
      The obstructive tendency attributed to the knot in spiritual matters appears in a Swiss superstition that if, in sewing a corpse into its shroud, you make a knot on the thread, it will hinder the soul of the deceased on its passage to eternity.

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Swiss (countable and uncountable, plural Swisses or Swiss)

  1. (countable) A person from Switzerland or of Swiss descent.
  2. (uncountable) Swiss cheese.
    My favourite sandwich has roast beef and Swiss on rye bread.

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Swiss

  1. (nonstandard) Swiss German; the variety of German spoken in Switzerland.

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From English Swiss, reinforced by French Suisse.

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Swiss

  1. Switzerland (a country in Western Europe and Central Europe)

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Swiss

  1. Swiss

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