- 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 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 swattedknock, smash, slap, whack, smack, clobber, slug, box, ding, biff, beat, sock, clout, cuff, buffet, wallop, strike, belt
Examples from the Web for swatted
Contemporary Examples of swatted
The officers approached Garner and tried to grab hold of him, but he swatted their hands away.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem
December 4, 2014
Eyes red and prison muscles bulging, a tattooed white man behind me jumped to his feet from a crouch and swatted me aside.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
Unfortunately I was swatted multiple times for the same exact reason up until junior high.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’
The Daily Beast
February 8, 2013
Maria swatted him away and laughed, but I could see how devastated she was.Is Arnold Schwarzenegger Still Lying?
A. L. Bardach
September 30, 2012
With one swift ninja movement, Obama swatted the pest with ease, leaving it lifeless on the ground.Obama’s 11 Most Badass Moments (Videos)
April 25, 2012
Historical Examples of swatted
And Mike "swatted" with an end of a fence rail he was chopping up for firewood.The Boy Land Boomer
Paresi swatted the first-aid kit as he carried it back to its clamp.Breaking Point
James E. Gunn
With the palm of a mighty hand he swatted viciously at the little figure.Empire
Clifford Donald Simak
"That mosquito is going to get swatted when he least expects it," Scotty promised.The Golden Skull
"Take that," and I swatted him over the head with the turkey.The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon
- 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.