swig

noun
\ ˈswig How to pronounce swig (audio) \

Definition of swig

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a quantity drunk at one time

swig

verb
swigged; swigging

Definition of swig (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to drink in long drafts swig cider

intransitive verb

: to take a swig : drink

Other Words from swig

Verb

swigger noun

Examples of swig in a Sentence

Noun can I have just a swig of your lemonade to wash down these french fries? Verb the only way he can stay awake at his night job is by constantly swigging drinks containing caffeine
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Perry playfully shook off the fumble, taking a swig of her drink while the audience chanted her name in support. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 2 May 2022 Not long into her set over at the Palomino Stage, Tanya Tucker showed off her tequila line Cosa Salvaje, taking a swig straight from the bottle and giving out a couple of shots to the crowd. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 30 Apr. 2022 But if other travelers are largely unmasked, your snack or swig of soda is an opportunity for their virus to enter your respiratory tract. Wire Reports, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 But if other travelers are largely unmasked, your snack or swig of soda is an opportunity for their virus to enter your respiratory tract. Wire Reports, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 But if other travelers are largely unmasked, your snack or swig of soda is an opportunity for their virus to enter your respiratory tract. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 In separate groups, Applewhite and his followers mixed the barbiturate phenobarbital into applesauce and washed it down with a swig of vodka, tying plastic bags over their heads to assure asphyxiation. Mary Ellen Cagnassola, PEOPLE.com, 26 Mar. 2022 Dunham pauses to slurp down some pho noodles and take a swig of cucumber water, which her husband has brought her. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Jan. 2022 Ricciardo did indeed win and chugged champagne from his shoe, then Brown took a big swig as well. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Yet residents of Chicago—and many other cities—still mostly swig from taps fed by lead pipes. The Economist, 5 Dec. 2020 The stereotypical nonprofit fundraiser equates to old-fashioned and expensive, with a seat at a table costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars to swig Champagne with the barons of society. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2020 Trendy meal plans may sound like the magical answer to get into your skinny jeans — swallow a pill, swig some juice, eat some kale. Tehrene Firman, Redbook, 28 Feb. 2018 The spinster was replaced by the cocktail/wine-swigging singleton. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 1 May 2020 Joe arrives James Bond-style clad in a new tux, swigging champagne. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2020 There are patches, pills and little bottles of elixirs to swig. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2019 Witness Marianne, crouched in the lee of a rock beside the ocean, roughing out a secret sketch of her subject, like a drinker swigging in shame. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2019 Feeling nauseous might just be your unsettled stomach telling you to swig more H20. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 24 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of swig

Noun

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1650, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for swig

Noun

origin unknown

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6 May 2022

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“Swig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swig. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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swig

noun
\ ˈswig How to pronounce swig (audio) \

Kids Definition of swig

: the amount drunk at one time : gulp

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