Swill Definition

swĭl
swilled, swilling, swills
verb
swilled, swilling, swills
To drink greedily or grossly.
American Heritage
To drink, esp. liquor, in large quantities.
Webster's New World
To follow the ingestion of (food, for example) with the ingestion of a liquid.
Swilled down the pretzels with soda.
American Heritage
To flood with water so as to wash or rinse.
Webster's New World
To swirl (a liquid) around in a container or in one's mouth.
Swilled the wine in the glass before sniffing.
American Heritage
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noun
swills
Garbage, table scraps, etc. mixed with liquid and used for feeding pigs, etc.; wash.
Webster's New World
Liquor or other alcohol of poor quality.
I won't drink this swill.
American Heritage
Garbage or slop.
Webster's New World
The act of swilling.
Webster's New World
A deep draft of liquor; swig.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Swill

Noun

Singular:
swill
Plural:
swills

Origin of Swill

  • Middle English swilen to wash out from Old English swilian swel- in Indo-European roots

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

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