1

swinge

play
verb \ˈswinj\

Definition of swinge

swinged

;

swingeing

chiefly dialectal

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  beat, scourge

Origin and Etymology of swinge

Middle English swengen to shake, from Old English swengan; akin to Old English swingan


First Known Use: 12th century


2

swinge

verb

Definition of swinge

swinged

;

swingeing

dialect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  singe, scorch

Origin and Etymology of swinge

alteration of singe


First Known Use: 1590

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