- 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.
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)