: drink
especially : new ale

Examples of swats in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With 45 homers, the new Rangers second baseman finished fourth in the majors last year, three swats behind his Toronto teammate Vlad Guerrero Jr. and the ageless KC catcher Salvador Perez. Dallas News, 21 Feb. 2022 Flies can thank their fast, sophisticated eyesight and some neural quirks for their ability to escape swats with such speed and agility. CNN, 7 Sep. 2022

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Word History


Middle English (Scots) *swats, from Old English swātan, plural, beer

First Known Use

1508, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swats was in 1508

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“Swats.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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