swizzle

noun
swiz·​zle | \ ˈswi-zəl How to pronounce swizzle (audio) \

Definition of swizzle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an iced cocktail stirred with a swizzle stick

swizzle

verb
swizzled; swizzling\ ˈswi-​zə-​liŋ How to pronounce swizzle (audio) , ˈswiz-​liŋ \

Definition of swizzle (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to drink especially to excess : guzzle

transitive verb

: to mix or stir with or as if with a swizzle stick

Other Words from swizzle

Verb

swizzler \ ˈswi-​zə-​lər How to pronounce swizzle (audio) , ˈswiz-​lər \ noun

Examples of swizzle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Colorful, contrasting millwork, on the other hand, is the swizzle that transforms interiors with a whisk of a paintbrush, say design pros. Yelena Moroz Alpert, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 Many tiki drinks and swizzles are served over crushed ice. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 2 Mar. 2020 The cocktail list includes an uptown Pisco Sour and clever drinks such as a Paloma made with sotol; a pisco swizzle flavored with elderflower liqueur and mint; and a pisco and dry sake martini. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, 24 Feb. 2020 The island’s oldest known pub claims to have invented Bermuda’s signature drink, the rum swizzle, which is made with Gosling’s rum, Triple sec, bitters and fruit juices. Kelly Vaughan, courant.com, 17 Sep. 2019 These fluffy, oblong pastries are made with the most perfect not-too-sweet choux dough, filled with cream, then drizzled with chocolate and a swizzle of icing. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, 9 July 2019 Near the entrance to the beach there’s a bar and café called Rum Bum Beach Bar that also offers beach rentals—umbrellas, chaises, snorkeling gear, boogie boards—as well as, of course, rum swizzles and dark ’n stormies, Bermuda’s two primary exports. Katherine Cusumano, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 May 2019 This iconic creamery located near the airport has many flavors, but nothing looks better on Instagram against the store’s teal walls than a scoop of rum swizzle or dark and stormy ice cream. Lyndsey Matthews, ELLE Decor, 12 June 2018 Bailey’s Ice Cream This iconic creamery located near the airport has many flavors, but nothing looks better on Instagram against the store’s teal walls than a scoop of rum swizzle or dark and stormy ice cream. Lyndsey Matthews, ELLE Decor, 12 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Instead of Williams’ crippled shut-in Laura fussing over her glass figurines in the absence of a husband or happy future, Durang’s version features Lawrence, a hypochondriac who prizes his collection of cocktail swizzle sticks. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2021 Loads of mixology classes have popped up around town recently to teach home bartenders how to properly stir, shake and swizzle. Lisa Futterman, chicagotribune.com, 17 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of swizzle

Noun

1813, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1820, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for swizzle

Noun

origin unknown

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“Swizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swizzle. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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