- The definition of a swat is a swift, sharp blow.
When a baseball is hit with a bat, this is an example of a swat.
- To swat is to hit and crush something such as an insect with a swift, small blow.
When you hit and crush a fly, this is an example of a time when you swat the fly.
transitive verbswat′ted, swat′ting
Origin of swatechoic
Origin of SWATS(pecial) W(eapons) a(nd) T(actics)
verbswat·ted, swat·ting, swats
Origin of swatAlteration of squat to squash (obsolete and dialectal)
(third-person singular simple present swats, present participle swatting, simple past and past participle swatted)