swinger

noun (1)
swing·​er | \ ˈswiŋ-ər How to pronounce swinger (audio) \

Definition of swinger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that swings: such as
a : a person who is lively, exciting, and fashionable
b : one who engages freely in sex

swinger

noun (2)
swing·​er | \ ˈswin-jər How to pronounce swinger (audio) \

Definition of swinger (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of swinger

Noun (1)

1543, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1583, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swinger

Noun (2)

swinge entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about swinger

Time Traveler for swinger

Time Traveler

The first known use of swinger was in 1543

See more words from the same year

Statistics for swinger

Cite this Entry

“Swinger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swingers. Accessed 6 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on swinger

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with swinger

Comments on swinger

What made you want to look up swinger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

very cautious or careful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!