\ 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

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The swishy gym short has been rearing its airy head in luxe incarnations over the past few seasons now. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "How to (Actually) Dress Up the Humble Gym Short," 5 June 2018 The colors were bold and the dresses big, with full, swishy skirts. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "It Was Black, White and Bold All Over at Red-Carpet Ready Armani Prive Couture Show," 4 July 2018 For circle-cut jackets, sweeping coats, swishy knit dresses, and flares by the young Irish designer from Wexford, step this way! Sarah Mower, Vogue, "The Top 10 Collections of London Fashion Week," 21 Feb. 2018 Kricket Kricket roared to prominence from a 20-seat shipping container in Brixton, opening its first permanent restaurant, in swishy Soho, last year. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "The Best No-Reservation Restaurants for London Fashion Week," 17 Feb. 2018 Almost three decades before the pieces were elevated on the runways of Loewe and Chloé, Diddy was making the sets an integral part of his wardrobe, whether on-stage in a lush velour version or off-duty in a swishy nylon style. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Diddy—The Original Tracksuit Trendsetter—Still Wears It Best," 6 Oct. 2017 Tom Price resigned as Health and Human Services secretary, pushed out after reporters at Politico revealed the extent -- and cost to taxpayers -- of his swishy flight habits. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "What's up with Ryan Zinke?," 13 Oct. 2017 Too much time is also lavished on poetic Nigel’s romance with Bea (Maggie Lakis), daughter of a fanatical, swishy Puritan preacher. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Yea, verily, Shakespeare jests abound in 5th Avenue’s zany ‘Something Rotten!’," 14 Sep. 2017 Last season's diaphanous, and celebrity-loved, feather dresses have transformed into long, swishy fringe for Spring. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Calvin Klein Does American Psychos for Spring 2018," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of swishy

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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