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noun 
  1. A servant. Originally the servant to a Knight, looking after his armaments and horse.
  2. A young man dwelling in the country; a rustic; esp., a country gallant or lover; " chiefly in poetry. Hence, the road name "Swains' Lane" can be translated to "Lovers' Lane"
  3. A boyfriend; a man who is the lover of a woman
Etymology: Via Middle English swein from Old Norse sveinn, akin to Old English swÄn


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