Definition of swabbie in English:

swabbie

noun

US
nautical slang
  • A member of the navy, typically one who is of low rank.

    • ‘‘I wanted to know what it feels like to sail a tall ship,’ one volunteer swabbie told The Wall Street Journal.’
    • ‘He made an immediate impact: Besides teaching self-defense to his fellow swabbies, his likeness was used on posters for war bonds and his photo was hung at Naval Headquarters in Washington, DC.’

Pronunciation

swabbie

/ˈswɒbi/