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Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia had managed to find excuses for [Dudley's] bad marks as usual... Uncle Vernon maintained that "he didn't want some swotty little nancy boy for a son anyway." (GF3)

Definition

As a verb, “swot” means to study hard; as a noun, “swot” refers to somebody who does this. Hermione and Percy could both be called swots.

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Tags: British school studying