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swig

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noun \ˈswig\

Definition of swig

  1. :  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

Rhymes with swig


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swig

verb

Simple Definition of swig

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

Full Definition of swig

swiggedswig·ging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to drink in long drafts <swig cider>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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>



Circa 1650

First Known Use of swig

circa 1650



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