See also: Schwänzen

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German swenzen(to swing), related to schwenken. The modern sense is from 18th c. student language.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃvɛntsn̩/, /ˈʃvɛntsən/

VerbEdit

schwänzen ‎(third-person singular simple present schwänzt, past tense schwänzte, past participle geschwänzt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial) to skip (school, work, etc., without permission); to truant; to play hooky (US); to wag (British slang); to skive

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