\ ˈswīps How to pronounce swipes (audio) \

Definition of swipes

British
: poor, thin, or spoiled beer also : beer

Examples of swipes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But other speakers took swipes at President Donald Trump, who has ignored demands to address racial bias and has called on authorities to crack down hard on lawlessness. The Christian Science Monitor, "Houston mourns the man, the symbol: 'Say his name, George Floyd'," 10 June 2020 But other speakers took swipes at President Donald Trump, who has ignored demands to address racial bias and has called on authorities to crack down hard on lawlessness. Juan A. Lozano, Time, "'He Is Going to Change the World.' George Floyd Remembered at Houston Funeral," 9 June 2020 Beshear and Fugate took swipes at each other Monday after the governor was asked about the COVID-19 cases impacting Clays Mill Baptist Church members. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky pastor spars with Beshear after 18 church members test positive for COVID-19," 9 June 2020 Their surge in popularity over the past decade has reflected much of what travelers were looking for pre-pandemic: tactile, local food experiences, and an immersive sense of community that could be found with a few swipes and a Google search. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Food Halls Are More Promising Than Ever as Restaurants Reopen," 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of swipes

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swipes

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The first known use of swipes was in 1794

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27 Jun 2020

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“Swipes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swipes. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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