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 swattingknock, smash, slap, whack, smack, clobber, slug, box, ding, biff, beat, sock, clout, cuff, buffet, wallop, strike, belt
Examples from the Web for swatting
Contemporary Examples of swatting
Neither Ashton Kutcher nor Miley Cyrus was home when they became “swatting” victims.
In the Dallas–Fort Worth area, Kolybe said, there are 12 to 15 incidents of swatting a year.
The group often recorded the swatting incidents and “brag posted” them on social networks.
JASON ( swatting an imaginary gnat): Hope over fear... What a crock.Who Killed the Horror Film?
March 13, 2009
Historical Examples of swatting
But it wasn't for the want of swatting, for it was just that that put the fellows' backs up.That Scholarship Boy
He let out that Myler was on the beer to run up the odds and he swatting all the time.Ulysses
Then came your swatting at Hindustani, the remarks made about it, and the fight.
And there is the Hindustani too, and the other lingo you have been swatting at.
That, if the phrase may be pardoned, is swatting a butterfly with a sledge-hammer!She Stands Accused
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.