Swig definition

swĭg
A deep draft, especially of liquor; a gulp.
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To drink (liquid) or engage in drinking liquid in great gulps.
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To drink, esp. in great gulps or quantities.
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An instance of swigging; deep draft, esp. of liquor.
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To drink (usually by gulping or in a greedy or unrefined manner); to quaff.

That sailor can swig whisky with the best of 'em.

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(nautical) To take up the last bit of slack in rigging by taking a single turn around a cleat, then hauling on the line above and below the cleat while keeping tension on the line (also: sweating)
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A long draught from a drink.

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(nautical) A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.
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Warm beer flavoured with spices, lemon, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
swig
Plural:
swigs

Origin of swig

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition