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swig

[swig] /swɪg/ Informal.
noun
1.
an amount of liquid, especially liquor, taken in one swallow; draught:
He took a swig from the flask.
verb (used with or without object), swigged, swigging.
2.
to drink heartily or greedily.
Origin of swig
1540-1550
1540-50; origin uncertain
Related forms
swigger, noun
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  • You will remember that I had been dining with swigger Morrison at his club.

    A Thief in the Night E. W. Hornung
  • It was one o'clock in the morning, and I had been dining with swigger Morrison at his club.

    A Thief in the Night E. W. Hornung
  • But any sheep would be resolute and rash after dining with swigger Morrison at his club.

    A Thief in the Night E. W. Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for swigger

swig

/swɪɡ/
noun
1.
a large swallow or deep drink, esp from a bottle
verb swigs, swigging, swigged
2.
to drink (some liquid) deeply, esp from a bottle
Derived Forms
swigger, noun
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for swigger

swig

n.

1540s, "drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin.

v.

1650s, from swig (n.). Related: Swigged; swigging.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for swigger

swig

noun

A swallow of liquor; pull, slug

[1621+; origin unknown]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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