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swash

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verb \ˈswäsh, ˈswȯsh\

Definition of swash

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  bluster, swagger

  3. 2 :  to make violent noisy movements

  4. 3 :  to move with a splashing sound

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to cause to splash

Examples of swash in a Sentence

  1. waves gently swashing against the shore

  2. every bump in the road swashed a little more of my soda on the car's upholstery

Origin and Etymology of swash

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1556


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swash

noun

Definition of swash

  1. 1 :  swagger

  2. 2 :  a narrow channel of water lying within a sandbank or between a sandbank and the shore

  3. 3 :  a dashing of water against or on something; especially :  the rush of water up a beach from a breaking wave

1593

First Known Use of swash

1593


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swash

noun

Definition of swash

  1. :  an extended flourish on a printed character

Origin and Etymology of swash

obsolete English swash slanting


First Known Use: 1683


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swash

adjective

Definition of swash

  1. :  having one or more swashes swash capitals

1683

First Known Use of swash

1683



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