noun (used with a plural verb) Scot.
Origin of swats
verb (used with object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
Origin of swat1
verb (used without object), swat·ted, swat·ting, noun
verb (used with or without object), swat·ted, swat·ting.
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
The Swats, as the people of this region are called, appeared to be perfectly contented under British rule.
When the relief party reached Chakdara, they had a severe fight with the Swats, but they at length routed the tribesmen.
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.
n acronym for
verb swats, swatting or swatted (tr)
Word Origin for swat
verb, noun swats, swatting or swatted
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.