They ran back and forth, swishing the water about in a very promiscuous manner.
I shouldn't mind the—the swishing so much if I'd done anything.
All night long the uncontrollable feathery tribes encircled the town with their monotonous beating and swishing of wings.
But his oil, all day long and all night too, was swishing in its 96tanks on the course to Zanzibar.
He could not tell, but the throbbing, swishing noise became fainter.
The heavy clouds and the swishing rain held no gloom for me.
This signalling was interrupted by the sound of a body being dragged or dragging itself with slow, swishing sound under the barn.
The water was still three feet deep and swishing about like a whirlpool.
There was a gurgling sound, a swishing of the water, and the Ugly thing rolled over on its back.
I looked up, and a tractor just missed me as it rolled by on swishing treads.
1756, probably imitative of the sound made by something brushing against or through something. Related: Swished; swishing.
1820, from swish (v.); sense of "effeminate homosexual" is 1930s in homosexual slang, probably from notion of mincing motion.
To move, walk, speak, etc, in the manner or presumed manner of effeminate male homosexuals (fr homosexuals)
[perhaps fr the swinging movements of the hips in a mincing walk; perhaps fr swish2]