What does the word swede mean?

Usage examples for swede

  1. Mr. Dill said he wasn'tsure, Mr. Dill said he wasn'ta bit sure, Mr. Dill said it was really all a mystery to him, but two things he could swear to, an' one of those was as this man is a full head taller than Jathrop an' the other was as he's a Swede, so I guess it's pretty safe not to be him." – Susan Clegg and a Man in the House by Anne Warner
  2. This time she was accompanied by her third husband, Baron Cederstrom, a very fine- looking Swede whose family we knew well in Sweden. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  3. Among them were also some few Fins and even a Swede, or at least one who, according to his own statement in broken Swedish, had formerly served in the King's Guard at Stockholm. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold