Meaning of Sweeney in English:

Sweeney

Pronunciation /ˈswiːni/

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noun

informal British the Sweeney
  • The members of a police flying squad.

    • ‘They added, however, that the Sweeney leadership might bar them from these bodies.’

Origin

1930s from rhyming slang Sweeney Todd, a barber who murdered his customers (see Todd, Sweeney).