Dictionary

1swinge

transitive verb \ˈswinj\
swingedswinge·ing

Definition of SWINGE

chiefly dialect
:  beat, scourge

Origin of SWINGE

Middle English swengen to shake, from Old English swengan; akin to Old English swingan
First Known Use: 12th century

2swinge

transitive verb
swingedswinge·ing

Definition of SWINGE

dial
:  singe, scorch

Origin of SWINGE

alteration of singe
First Known Use: 1590

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: swingeing (adjective)Previous Word in the Dictionary: swing doorAll Words Near: swinge
April 27, 2015
savvy Hear it
to understand
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears