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Topic: HAIR AND BEAUTY

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: swarty 'swarthy' (16-19 centuries), from swart 'dark, swarthy' (11-20 centuries), from Old English sweart

swarthy

adjective
     
swar‧thy
DCB someone who is swarthy has dark skin:
a small, swarthy man
a swarthy complexion
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