Learn English – Is “swop” an acceptable variant of “swap”


I've always spelt it with an "a". But my friend insists on spelling it with an "o". Is this an acceptable variant?

Best Answer

In American English and British English swop is a variant spelling of swap. (See the also swop note at the top of the page.)

The copy of the NOAD I had on my Mac Mini explicitly said swop is a variant spelling of swap, and also reported swop as chiefly British.