\ ˈswi-shē How to pronounce swishy (audio) \
swishier; swishiest

Definition of swishy

1 : producing a swishing sound
2 slang, usually disparaging : characterized by effeminate behavior

Examples of swishy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a haircutting razor instead of scissors achieves a lighter feel and encourage swishy movement so that the finished result has a natural texture to it, rather than looking or feeling blocky. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, 15 Apr. 2022 The swishy lightweight mesh is eco-friendly, yes, but also aesthetically pleasing. Bon Appétit, 28 Nov. 2021 In the new candid snaps, Hilton is seen wearing a chic Alice + Olivia cardigan sweater, a white tank and matching swishy skirt, and Rothys ballet flats. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 15 June 2021 New restaurants are everywhere, the sidewalk tables in swishy Coconut Grove overflowing with patrons. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 Visitors can enter the lobby of the company’s main Whitacre Tower building — enveloped in swishy high definition video screens — and access a public gallery. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 21 Apr. 2021 The company’s swishy logo flashes past on vans and trucks and passes overhead on planes. New York Times, 18 Feb. 2021 The tail is more like a paddle than what’s seen in other carnivorous dinosaurs and would have been suited to swishy, side-to-side motions that propelled Spinosaurus through the water. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Dec. 2020 And a swishy New York architect called Elizabeth Roberts, who did Maggie Gyllenhaal’s home and who specialises in a style best described as mutedly expensive white things. 1843, 2 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of swishy

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 May 2022

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“Swishy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swishy. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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