- Swill is defined as an act of flooding or drinking a lot, or garbage mixed with liquid for animal feed.
- An example of a swill is a consumption of three sodas in a half hour.
- An example of a swill is old food that has been liquefied prior to feeding to pigs.
- Swill means to flood or consume a lot of liquid.
An example of swill is to drink five beers in an hour.
- to flood with water so as to wash or rinse
- to drink greedily or in large quantity
- to feed swill to (pigs, etc.)
Origin of swillMiddle English swilen from Old English swilian from Indo-European base an unverified form swel-, to devour from source swallow
- garbage, table scraps, etc. mixed with liquid and used for feeding pigs, etc.; wash
- garbage or slop
- the act of swilling
- a deep draft of liquor; swig
verbswilled, swill·ing, swills
- a. To drink greedily or grossly: “Unshaven horsemen swill the great wines of the Chateaux” ( W.H. Auden )b. To follow the ingestion of (food, for example) with the ingestion of a liquid: swilled down the pretzels with soda.
- a. To flood with water, as for washing or rinsing: swilled out the glass.b. To swirl (a liquid) around in a container or in one's mouth: swilled the wine in the glass before sniffing.
- To feed (animals) with swill.
- A mixture of liquid and solid food, such as table scraps, fed to animals, especially pigs; slop.
- Liquor or other alcohol of poor quality: I won't drink this swill.
- A swig or gulp of a drink.
Origin of swillMiddle English swilen to wash out from Old English swilian ; see swel- in Indo-European roots.
- a mixture of solid and liquid food scraps fed to pigs etc; especially kitchen waste for this purpose
- any disgusting or distasteful liquid
- I cannot believe anyone could drink this swill.
- anything disgusting or worthless
- This new TV show is a worthless load of swill.
- a large quantity of liquid drunk at one swallow
- He took a swill of his drink and tried to think of words.
- (Ultimate Frisbee) A badly-thrown pass
- Inexpensive beer
(third-person singular simple present swills, present participle swilling, simple past and past participle swilled)