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swarthy (adj.)

"dark-colored," especially of skin, 1580s, unexplained alteration of swarty (1570s), from swart + -y (2). Related: Swarthiness.

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Definitions of swarthy from WordNet

swarthy (adj.)
naturally having skin of a dark color;
a smile on his swarthy face
Synonyms: dark-skinned / dusky / swart
From wordnet.princeton.edu