\ ˈswiŋ-ē How to pronounce swingy (audio) \
swingier; swingiest

Definition of swingy

: marked by swing

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Even labels known for a body-conscious fit included more-generous silhouettes, albeit flirtatiously executed: At Jacquemus, gathered swingy tops obscured... Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "The Hidden Meaning Behind Women’s Voluminous Fashion," 3 Apr. 2019 Clarke’s pristine white shoes were the perfect punctuation to her swingy rainbow skirt, finished with a chevron stripe. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Did Emilia Clarke Just Make This Throwback Shoe Chic Again?," 21 May 2018 Like Jenner, Huntington-Whiteley coupled her relaxed denim with a swingy baby tee for good measure—only hers took the form of a ribbed knit that lent the look an element of luxurious texture. Maria Ward, Vogue, "First Kendall Jenner, Now Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Is Reinventing This Throwback Denim Style," 4 June 2018 Emilia Wickstead took the trend to the extreme with not one, but two oversize iterations of the girlish touch framing a swingy ponytail, while Miu Miu offered a delicate approach with thin satin and diamanté headbands. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Top 9 Beauty Trends From the Spring 2019 Runways," 5 Oct. 2018 At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards last August, the singer showed off a swingy brunette bob. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Cardi B's Best Hair Transformations, From a Shocking Pixie to Waist-Grazing Waves," 21 Aug. 2018 In this case, why not consider Gloria Steinem: a cool ’70s look with long swingy hair, low-slung pants, and aviator glasses? Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "Why Are History’s Fiercest Female Icons Still Embarrassingly Absent at the Halloween Store?," 26 Oct. 2018 Last night saw Chopra taking to the streets of Manhattan, her thick, swingy brunette hair parted deeply to one side to glide over her shoulders, ends kissed by a sunny, lightened-up shade of honey. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Has the Perfect Lipstick for a Night Out with Nick Jonas," 13 June 2018 The more than 2 million ballots that remained uncounted on election night are down to 6,037 votes in Lake County, a small but swingy region north of the San Francisco Bay area. David Weigel, Washington Post, "The votes from California’s primary are finally in. Here’s what we learned.," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of swingy

1915, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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