Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a large and hurried swallow
  2. (verb, consumption) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
  3. (verb, contact) strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

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Synonyms of Swig

draft, draught, gulp, quaff, slog, slug

Alternate forms of Swig

Derivations: swig

Hypernyms: deglutition, drink, hit, imbibe, swallow

Origin of the word Swig

  1. 1540s, "drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin. The verb is first attested 1650s. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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