Definition of swotty in US English:

swotty

adjective

British
informal
  • See swot

    • ‘Tony was the sporty one and Henry was the swotty one, but despite the differences they remained friends throughout the years.’
    • ‘When he read the book on the recommendation of his daughter Eleanor, he was especially drawn to Harry's swotty classmate Hermione, the character Rowling has said is most closely based on herself.’
    • ‘But, at the same time, I wouldn't deliberately go looking for an institution that churned out swotty kids who took their A-levels at 12.’
    • ‘It used to be perceived as a really swotty thing to enjoy reading but authors such as her have made books more accessible and made reading enjoyable.’
    • ‘What if I saw one of my old teachers and they found out their swotty student has amounted to naught?’