Definition of Swabian in US English:

Swabian

adjective

  • Relating to the medieval German duchy of Swabia or its inhabitants.

    ‘a picturesque Swabian town’
    • ‘Within a few minutes, the sun had disappeared behind the tree-lined Swabian Alps.’
    • ‘The house is a modern design, but still in the Swabian aesthetic, with trees and flowers all around.’
    • ‘The use of Bavarian, Swabian, or even Franconian dialect in lyrics signaled increased regional self-awareness in the face of linguistic homogenization.’
    • ‘The flute was dug up in a cave in the Swabian mountains in south-western Germany.’
    • ‘He grew up in the Swabian countryside 400 miles from Hamburg.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the medieval German duchy of Swabia.

    ‘an old Swabian who has a pleasant face’
    • ‘The Bosnian played 15 league games for the Swabians, scoring eight goals and setting up six more.’
    • ‘Swabians like lots of sauce, Martin told me, as he poured gravy sauce over his meat and potatoes.’
    • ‘It was a good weekend to be a Swabian.’
    • ‘Swabians, who are from south-west Germany, are known for their strong work ethic.’
    • ‘Until 1987, I had never heard of the ethnic group called Danube Swabians.’

Pronunciation

Swabian

/ˈswābēən//ˈsweɪbiən/