swat·​ter | \ ˈswä-tər How to pronounce swatter (audio) \

Definition of swatter

: one that swats especially : flyswatter

Examples of swatter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So how about a bright yellow happy face fly swatter? René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, 9 Dec. 2020 Twitter users were quick to make jokes, and Jim Messina, former President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, tweeted a photo of Democratic nominee Joe Biden holding a fly swatter. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg.com, 7 Oct. 2020 The $10 fly swatter went up for sale quickly after the debate. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 9 Oct. 2020 Back on the debate stage, Harris closes the moment by promptly smacking Pence on the head with a bright red swatter. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 11 Oct. 2020 The bobblehead includes the fly on Pence’s head, a plexiglass-like barrier and a removable mini swatter. Marc Bona, cleveland, 9 Oct. 2020 Within minutes, the Biden Campaign jumped in on the fly jokes, tweeting a photo of the Democratic presidential nominee with a fly swatter. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 8 Oct. 2020 The Biden campaign’s turnaround time for jokey merchandise has sped up, unveiling a fly swatter roughly an hour after Wednesday’s debate. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg.com, 8 Oct. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, referencing the fly, tweeted a photo of himself with a fly swatter. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of swatter

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Swatter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swatter. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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