Origin of swingeMiddle English swengen ; from Old English swengan, causative of swingan, to swing
transitive verbswinged, swinge·ing also swing·ing, swing·es Archaic
Origin of swingeMiddle English swengen, to shake, dash, from Old English swengan.
(third-person singular simple present swinges, present participle swingeing, simple past and past participle swinged)
- (archaic) To move like a lash; to lash.
- (archaic) To strike hard.
From Old English swengan: to shatter to Middle English swenge