verb \ˈswish\

: to move with or cause (something) to move with a soft sweeping or brushing sound

Full Definition of SWISH

intransitive verb
:  to move, pass, swing, or whirl with the sound of a swish
transitive verb
:  to move, cut, or strike with a swish <the horse swished its tail>
:  to make (a basketball shot) so that the ball falls through the rim without touching it <swished a 3-point jumper>
swish·er noun
swish·ing·ly \ˈswi-shiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of SWISH

  1. He watched as the windshield wipers swished back and forth.
  2. The horse's tail swished back and forth.
  3. The horse swished its tail back and forth.

Origin of SWISH

First Known Use: 1756

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Definition of SWISH

a :  a prolonged hissing sound (as of a whip cutting the air)
b :  a light sweeping or brushing sound
:  a swishing movement
usually disparaging :  an effeminate homosexual

Examples of SWISH

  1. <the steady swish of the windshield wipers>
  2. <the mare brushed away the flies with a sweeping swish of her tail>

First Known Use of SWISH


Related to SWISH



: fashionable and expensive

Full Definition of SWISH

Examples of SWISH

  1. <a trendy boutique filled with swish accessories for the urban fashionista>

Origin of SWISH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1766


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