verb (used with or without object), swigged, swig·ging.
Origin of swig
Examples from the Web for swig
I ordered a salad, ate it, and in the bathroom snuck a swig of Pepto.
Pavlenko exclaimed, taking a swig of the Ukrainian vodka known as harilka.
After effectively blowing him off the screen, she pops a Budweiser and takes a swig before gazing at the defeated one last time.The Daily Beast’s Oscar Nominees: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway & More|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Another, more erotic, painting shows a young, topless girl wearing handcuffs, surreptitiously sneaking a swig of beer from a can.
Swig has blamed the lack of payment on his inability to access his Lehman loan.
I now went ashore at Charleston, and had my swig, as long as the money lasted.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
He took a swig of pineapple juice and passed the can back to Harold.First Man|Clyde Brown
While I was cooking supper the old man took a swig or two and got sort of warmed up, and went to ripping again.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Swig—To haul a rope by holding a turn round a cleat and pulling off laterally.On Yacht Sailing|Thomas Fleming Day
Instead, however, of jumping at the chance, he took a swig at a flask of cognac.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
verb swigs, swigging or swigged
Word Origin for swig
1540s, "drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin.
1650s, from swig (n.). Related: Swigged; swigging.