1 of 2

verb (1)

swinged; swingeing

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal


2 of 2

verb (2)

swinged; swingeing

Word History


Verb (1)

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

Verb (2)

alteration of singe

First Known Use

Verb (1)

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swinge was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Swinge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swinge. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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