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
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
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.