flyswatter vs swatter what difference

what is difference between flyswatter and swatter

English

Alternative forms

  • fly swatter, fly-swatter

Etymology

From fly +‎ swatter.

Pronunciation

Noun

flyswatter (plural flyswatters)

  1. A hand-held device for swatting flies or other insects, to kill or shoo them.

Translations



English

Etymology 1

swat +‎ -er

Noun

swatter (plural swatters)

  1. Something used to swat with; a flyswatter.
  2. Someone who swats.

Etymology 2

Compare Dutch swaddren (to dabble in water).

Verb

swatter (third-person singular simple present swatters, present participle swattering, simple past and past participle swattered)

  1. (intransitive, Britain, dialect) To spill water about.

Anagrams

  • Stewart, Watters, tewarts

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