/ˈswɒmpi/ (say 'swompee)

adjective (swampier, swampiest)
1. of the nature of, resembling, or characterised by swamps.
2. found in swamps.
{swamp1 + -y1}
swampiness, noun
/ˈswɒmpi/ (say 'swompee)

noun Tasmania Colloquial
a person from the Launceston suburb of Invermay.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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