Swift BoatSwift Boat
(plural swift boats)
(third-person singular simple present swift boats, present participle swift boating, simple past and past participle swift boated)
- (US, neologism, pejorative) to put forth sensational negative stories about a political figure as part of a smear campaign against them, especially regarding their military record
From a 2004 campaign by political group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to challenge the legitimacy of each combat medal awarded by the U.S. Navy to presidential candidate John Kerry, and the disposition of his discharge.