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Swizz

Posted by Henry on June 22, 2004

In Reply to: posted by koh on June 22, 2004

: The boy in Peter Shaeffer's play EQUUS calls his doctor this. One dictionary says "a Brit", but that
: doesn't make sense. Please enlighten me! Thanks.

Here's another definition, though it doesn't seem to fit the context either. Peter Scaeffer is English.
The on-line English to American Dictionary;
swizz n. This is a small-scale swindle or con. If you opened your eight-pack of KitKats and there were only seven, you might mutter "that's a bloody swizz". If you discovered that your cleaning lady had been making out large cheques to herself over a ten year period, you'd be inclined to use stronger wording.