Note: Etymology of Swiligee and Squeegee

By William Sayers, published November 2016

Abstract

Various derivations of these words are examined, from medieval French and terms of the sea.  Sayer’s conclusion is that the sailor removing excess water from his vessel is using the same tool as a kitchen boy in a medieval household.

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea

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