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swig

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noun \ˈswig\

Definition of swig

  1. :  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?>

Origin and Etymology of swig

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1623


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swig

verb

Definition of swig

swigged

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swigging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to drink in long drafts <swig cider>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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>

Circa 1650

First Known Use of swig

circa 1650


SWIG Defined for English Language Learners


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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

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noun \ˈswig\

Definition of swig for Students

  1. :  the amount drunk at one time :  gulp



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