swishier; swishiest
: producing a swishing sound
slang, usually disparaging : characterized by effeminate behavior

Examples of swishy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This swishy Reformation dress is my go-to for every longhaul flight or train ride. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2023 Resembling a 1920s frock, Raey’s swishy crystal fringe slip dress was made for New Year’s Eve. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 2 Dec. 2022 Their fluffy, swishy tails are the very heart of squirrel life, and their function is even more complex than that of the New World monkeys’ prehensile tails. Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2013 But the Na'vi largely run free, hunting and cavorting and swooping through the air on their dragon-bird steeds, singing the songs of the rainforest and raising little blue babies with swishy tails. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 13 Dec. 2022 Italian premiere wearing a sleeveless striped top with a swishy bib, leather trousers once again, and a pair of sleek patent leather boots with a golden buckle detail. Liam Hess, Vogue, 12 Nov. 2022 Fahy, who is thirty-two, with a spray of cheek freckles and swishy strawberry-blond hair, shimmied along. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2022 Katie Holmes, for one, wore a crystal cage dress from Jonathan Simkhai with a swishy fringe hemline—a modern take on the 1920s flapper dress. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 7 Nov. 2022 For a super-swishy fit, go up a size or two in this slimmer silhouette, featuring a drawstring waist and elasticated ankle cuffs. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of swishy was in 1828

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“Swishy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swishy. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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