The horse-dealer still stuck to his old courses—coping, swopping, swearing—likely to outlive them all.
The canvas-backed duck has been praised as highly as the “swopping, swopping mallard” of a comfortable college in Oxford.
The men outside Hegarty's, smoking and swopping yarns with the Schoolmaster, watched him go.
Before the evening was over he made the discovery that “swopping” was a favourite pastime of the leisure hours of the Den.
All over the land men are eternally “swopping stories” at bars, and in the long, endless journeys by railway p. 187and steamer.
All you fellows think about is eating and drinking, and then smoking and swopping lies.
c.1300, "to strike, strike the hands together," possibly imitative of the sound of hitting. The sense of "exchange, barter, trade" is first recorded 1590s, possibly from the practice of slapping hands together as a sign of agreement in bargaining. Related: Swapped; swapping. The noun in this sense is attested from 1620s.