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swig

noun \ ˈswig \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of swig

: a quantity drunk at one time

Examples of swig in a Sentence

  1. can I have just a swig of your lemonade to wash down these french fries?

Recent Examples of swig from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of swig

origin unknown

swig Synonyms

Synonyms
belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, drink, swill
Related Words
dram, drop

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swig

verb

Definition of swig

swigged; swigging
transitive verb
: to drink in long drafts
  • swig cider
intransitive verb
: to take a swig : drink

swigger

noun

Examples of swig in a Sentence

  1. the only way he can stay awake at his night job is by constantly swigging drinks containing caffeine

Recent Examples of swig from the Web

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First Known Use of swig

circa 1650

swig Synonyms

Synonyms
belt (down), gulp, guzzle, hoist, imbibe, knock back, pound (down), quaff, sip, slug (down), slurp, sup, drink, swill, toss (down or off)
Related Words
lap, lick, suck; consume, down, ingurgitate, kill, mouth (down), put away; nip, tipple; pledge, toast, wine

SWIG Defined for English Language Learners

swig

verb

Definition of swig for English Language Learners

  • : to drink (something) quickly and in large amounts : to swallow a lot of (a drink)


SWIG Defined for Kids

swig

noun \ ˈswig \

Definition of swig for Students

: the amount drunk at one time : gulp


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