swipes

plural noun
\ 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 The third set was the best example, and one of the most compelling sets to be played at Roland Garros: 91 minutes of grit and pure talent reflected in both grinding rallies and bold swipes of the racket from all sorts of compromised positions. New York Times, 11 June 2021 The former fixes the which-end-is-up problem; the latter helps prevent accidental swipes. Dwight Silverman, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Mike DeWine's request, which included anti-Semitic swipes and armed protests at her suburban home. Julie Carr Smyth, Star Tribune, 2 Feb. 2021 Ultimately, victims become vulnerable to many different attack vectors, such as impersonations, identify theft, phishing and service swipes. Andy Meek, BGR, 22 May 2021 That means the accused can access the app, but subscribers won’t see his swipes and messages. Brian Edwards, ProPublica, 17 May 2021 To recap: Munger is highly critical of the crypto coin, and that triggered a lot of ageist swipes at the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 3 May 2021 In November 2015, while both were living in Chicago, Ms. Gholson and Mr. Fallon came together, fittingly, by taking swipes at each other on Tinder. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2021 With a few swipes of a tablet, the room goes dark and a nine-foot-wide projection screen descends from the ceiling. Sara Lieberman, Travel + Leisure, 13 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'swipes.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of swipes

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swipes

origin unknown

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About swipes

Statistics for swipes

Last Updated

16 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Swipes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swipes. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!