swig


1swig

noun \ˈswig\

Definition of SWIG

:  a quantity drunk at one time

Examples of SWIG

  1. <can I have just a swig of your lemonade to wash down these french fries?>

Origin of SWIG

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1623

Related to SWIG

Synonyms
belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, drink, swill

Rhymes with SWIG

2swig

verb

: to drink (something) quickly and in large amounts : to swallow a lot of (a drink)

swiggedswig·ging

Full Definition of SWIG

transitive verb
:  to drink in long drafts <swig cider>
intransitive verb
:  to take a swig :  drink
swig·ger noun

Examples of SWIG

  1. <the only way he can stay awake at his night job is by constantly swigging drinks containing caffeine>

First Known Use of SWIG

circa 1650

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