- sweet, new beer or ale.
Origin of swats
- to hit; slap; smack.
- Baseball. to hit (a ball) powerfully, usually for a long distance.
- a smart blow; slap; smack.
- Baseball. a powerfully hit ball.
Origin of swat1
- simple past tense and past participle of sweat.
- a former princely state in NW India: now a part of Pakistan.
- Also Swati. a Muslim inhabitant of Swat.
- a special section of some law enforcement agencies trained and equipped to deal with especially dangerous or violent situations, as when hostages are being held (often used attributively): a SWAT team.
- Usually swat. (especially among online video gamers) to cause a SWAT team to be deployed on (an unsuspecting victim) by falsifying a threat, often as a punishment or retaliation: The prankster planned to swat other gamers during their streaming broadcasts so everyone would see it happen. Several members of the development team were swatted when the game expansion disappointed fans.
Origin of SWAT
Related Words for swatsknock, smash, slap, whack, smack, clobber, slug, box, ding, biff, beat, sock, clout, cuff, buffet, wallop, strike, belt
Examples from the Web for swats
Contemporary Examples of swats
The school staff would not allow us to film things like swats or students being sent to the “quiet room.”‘Kidnapped for Christ’ Review: Come Because You’re Gay, Stay For Jesus
Matthew Paul Turner
July 11, 2014
There were three more Iraqi SWATs in the bedroom by now, and Matt told them to hold the prisoner still.The Night the SEALS Captured the Butcher of Fallujah
November 11, 2013
Sarah Kliff swats away David Brooks' suggestion that "Nobody knows how to reduce health care inflation."Price Controls: Effective Political Poison
October 2, 2012
Historical Examples of swats
When the relief party reached Chakdara, they had a severe fight with the Swats, but they at length routed the tribesmen.
The Swats, as the people of this region are called, appeared to be perfectly contented under British rule.
At length, however, came in the same sneering fellow I had marked on the wharf, calling loudly for swats.Richard Carvel, Complete
Course they swats a dignified old boy three seats beyond me back of the ear; but that starts the floral offerings.Torchy, Private Sec.
The player with the swatter follows the runner and swats him until he is back in position.
- a former princely state of NW India: passed to Pakistan in 1947
- a river in Pakistan, rising in the north and flowing south to the Kabul River north of Peshawar. Length: about 640 km (400 miles)
- Special Weapons and Tactics: a military-like unit within the US police force, trained to deal with specially dangerous situations, such as hostage-taking and riots
- to strike or hit sharplyto swat a fly
- another word (esp Brit) for swatter (def. 1)
- a sharp or violent blow
Word Origin for swat
- a variant of swot 1
1796, American English and northern England dialect word, possibly an alteration of Middle English swap "to strike, smite" (see swap), ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Swatted; swatting. The noun is recorded from 1800.