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

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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 Canseco even took a swig of beer from Jenner’s shoe at one point during the night, prior to a public makeout session. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Brody Jenner Kisses Josie Canseco at His 36th Birthday Party in Atlantic City," 25 Aug. 2019 Robles selected a bottle of Jack Daniels, and Atkins took a swig. Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, "Trader Joe’s suspect in 2018 shootout will stand trial for murder of store manager," 3 Sep. 2019 Armstead takes a big swig from a gallon jug of water, his face framed by a patchy goatee and gauge earrings. San Francisco Chronicle, "Rashad Armstead fills a bag of French fries at his restaurant, Grammie's Down-Home Chicken, in Oakland.," 30 Aug. 2019 That’s when Mayfield took a swig of a beer in his hand before his buddy tossed him another brew. Tom Withers, SFChronicle.com, "Beer chaser: Baker Mayfield endorses sports drink after brew chug," 8 Aug. 2019 Roll Lager, by Sunriver Brewing This Japanese dry lager was crisp and spicy, carrying flavors that mimicked eating sushi with a swig of lager – yum. Andre Meunier, oregonlive.com, "I tried 17 beers at the Oregon Brewers Festival; here’s how they rate," 25 July 2019 Getty Images/iStockphoto Remember those old commercials where a guy had to take a swig from two unlabeled drinks and guess whether his favorite one was Pepsi or Coke? Sigal Samuel, Vox, "Can you taste the difference between plant-based meat and beef? Burger King Sweden is betting no.," 23 July 2019 Rapinoe struck her now-famous victory pose, took a swig of Champagne and handed the bottle to a fan. Ali Swenson, baltimoresun.com, "‘I just want to be like them’: Fans celebrate World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team at NYC parade," 10 July 2019 Rapinoe struck her now-famous victory pose, took a swig of Champagne and handed the bottle to a fan. Ali Swenson, Twin Cities, "Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay," 10 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Later watercolors, decades beyond the din of war, capture black subjects as romanticized primitives amid the burgeoning growth of the Caribbean tourist industry — coral diving here, swigging from a coconut there. BostonGlobe.com, "CAMBRIDGE — “Winslow Homer: Eyewitness” begins with a gamut of the young artist’s fast-and-furious Civil War drawings, which were the visual meat of Harper’s Weekly’s reportage from the era. But really, that’s just curator Ethan Lasser clearing his throat.," 4 Oct. 2019 Rasmussen is a tough, beer-swigging, intimidating detective—a great foil to Duvall’s earnest, devout Christian. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "The True Story Behind the Netflix Series Unbelievable," 12 Sep. 2019 The charges also alleged in late 1996 that Pell had orally raped the same choirboy and indecently dealt with the boy and his friend in a rear room of the cathedral after catching them swigging altar wine. Washington Post, "Australian court upholds Cardinal Pell child sex convictions," 21 Aug. 2019 The jury also concluded that Pell in late 1996 had orally raped the same choirboy and indecently dealt with the boy and his friend in a rear room of the cathedral after catching them swigging altar wine. Rod Mcguirk, Anchorage Daily News, "Australian court upholds Cardinal Pell child sex convictions," 21 Aug. 2019 And, while there is no shortage of breweries or bars across Chicagoland, there’s every reason to swig and sample brews from near and far while soaking in summer. Jessica Cantarelli, chicagotribune.com, "Celebrate summer at these Chicago beer events," 10 July 2019 Directed by Tori Tolentino, with movement direction by Dallas Tolentino, the show boasts a smidgen of pleasant kinetic physicality: a rollicking celebration by rum-swigging sailors, for instance. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "Jane Hawkins takes center stage in Synetic’s reimagined ‘Treasure Island’," 24 July 2019 Kid Rock has golfed shirtless in overalls, swigged beers on the links with John Daly, and gone red-white-and-blue for a round with the president. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Kid Rock talks golf, Trump and his hole-in-one as he hits Detroit Golf Club for PGA week," 25 June 2019 Footage shows Drizzy enjoying the afterglow of the win, draping himself in the Canadian flag, swigging champagne from the bottle and generally having a winning time. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Drake Parties, Announces Two New Songs as Toronto Raptors Win NBA Title: Watch," 14 June 2019

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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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The first known use of swig was circa 1623

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13 Oct 2019

Cite this Entry

“Swig.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swigging. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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More Definitions for swig

swig

verb

English Language Learners Definition of swig

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

swig

noun
\ ˈswig How to pronounce swig (audio) \

Kids Definition of swig

: the amount drunk at one time : gulp

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