Meaning of “swarthy” in the English Dictionary

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"swarthy" in British English

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swarthyadjective

uk /ˈswɔː.ði/ us /ˈswɔːr.ði/

(of a person or their skin) dark:

a swarthy face/complexion
a swarthy fisherman

(Definition of “swarthy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swarthy" in American English

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swarthyadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈswɔr·ði, -θi/

having a dark or slightly dark skin:

His companion was skinny, with a swarthy complexion.

(Definition of “swarthy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)