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Swop vs. Swap: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 5, 2023
"Swop" is an outdated and less common spelling; "swap" is the correct modern spelling, meaning to exchange one thing for another.

Which is correct: Swop or Swap

How to spell Swap?

Swop is Incorrect

Swap is Correct

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Key Differences

Focus on the standard "a" as seen in ‘exchange,’ and think of "swapping apples," where "apple" also contains an "a".
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Sep 23, 2023
To remember "swap," recall it’s the modern and widely accepted spelling.
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Sep 23, 2023

Swap Definitions

To replace one thing with another.
I had to swap my shift with a colleague.
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Sep 23, 2023
It can be a financial term meaning an exchange of interest rates between two parties.
The two firms entered into an interest rate swap.
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Sep 23, 2023
It can mean an exchange of items between two or more parties.
We made a quick swap of books.
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Sep 23, 2023
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It can refer to a trade of one commodity for another.
The companies engaged in a stock swap.
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Sep 23, 2023
To trade one thing for another.
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Apr 17, 2023
To exchange (one thing) for another.
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Apr 17, 2023
An exchange of one thing for another.
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Apr 17, 2023
A contract in which two parties agree to exchange periodic interest payments, especially when one payment is at a fixed rate and the other varies according to the performance of a reference rate, such as the prime rate.
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(transitive) To exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).
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To hit, to strike.
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To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.
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To descend or fall; to rush hastily or violently.
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An exchange of two comparable things.
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(finance) A financial derivative in which two parties agree to exchange one stream of cashflow against another stream.
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Space available in a swap file for use as auxiliary memory.
How much swap do you need?
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(Cantab slang) A social meal at a restaurant between two university societies, usually involving drinking and banter; commonly associated with fining and pennying; equivalent to a crewdate at Oxford University.
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A blow; a stroke.
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To strike; - with off.
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To exchange (usually two things of the same kind); to swop.
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To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.
All suddenly she swapt adown to ground.
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Apr 17, 2023
An exchange; a barter.
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Hastily.
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An equal exchange;
We had no money so we had to live by barter
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Exchange or give (something) in exchange for
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Move (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
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To exchange one item for another.
They decided to swap their lunch items.
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FAQs

What is the root word of Swap?

The root word is Middle English “swappen.”
Harlon Moss
Sep 23, 2023

Why is it called Swap?

It is called "swap" from Middle English “swappen,” meaning to strike, smite, or sweep.
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Swap?

It is pronounced as /swɒp/.
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Sep 23, 2023

Which vowel is used before Swap?

The vowel "a" is used in "swap."
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the plural form of Swap?

The plural form is "swaps."
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Sep 23, 2023

Which preposition is used with Swap?

"For" is commonly used as a preposition with "swap."
Harlon Moss
Sep 23, 2023

What is the verb form of Swap?

The verb form is "swap."
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Sep 23, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Swap?

Any conjunction can be used with "swap" depending on the sentence structure.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is the word Swap imperative?

It can be used in the imperative mood, e.g., "Swap your books."
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the singular form of Swap?

The singular form is "swap."
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Sep 23, 2023

Which article is used with Swap?

"A" can be used when "swap" is unspecified.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Swap a negative or positive word?

"Swap" is neutral; it can be positive or negative depending on the context.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Swap a vowel or consonant?

"Swap" is a word consisting of both vowels and consonants.
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Sep 23, 2023

Which determiner is used with Swap?

Any determiner can be used with "swap," depending on the sentence structure and meaning.
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Sep 23, 2023

What is the second form of Swap?

The second form is "swapped."
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

What is the third form of Swap?

The third form is "swapped."
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Swap an abstract noun?

No, "swap" is not an abstract noun.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 23, 2023

Is Swap a countable noun?

Yes, when "swap" is used as a noun, it is countable.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is the Swap term a metaphor?

"Swap" is not inherently metaphorical but can be used metaphorically in sentences.
Harlon Moss
Sep 23, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Swap?

The entire word "swap" is stressed as it is a one-syllable word.
Sara Rehman
Sep 23, 2023

What part of speech is Swap?

"Swap" can be a noun or a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 23, 2023

Is Swap a noun or adjective?

"Swap" can be both a noun and a verb.
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Sep 23, 2023

Is Swap a collective noun?

No, "swap" is not a collective noun.
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Sep 23, 2023

How do we divide Swap into syllables?

"Swap" is a one-syllable word and is not divided into syllables.
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

Is Swap an adverb?

No, "swap" is not an adverb.
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

How many syllables are in Swap?

"Swap" has one syllable.
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Sep 23, 2023

What is another term for Swap?

Another term for "swap" is "exchange."
Sara Rehman
Sep 23, 2023

What is the opposite of Swap?

The opposite of "swap" is "keep."
Janet White
Sep 23, 2023

What is the first form of Swap?

The first form is "swap."
Harlon Moss
Sep 23, 2023

How is Swap used in a sentence?

"Swap" is used as a verb or a noun in a sentence, e.g., "They decided to swap seats," or "The swap was beneficial for both parties."
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Sep 23, 2023
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