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swig

[ swig ]
/ swɪg /
Informal.
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noun
an amount of liquid, especially liquor, taken in one swallow; draught: He took a swig from the flask.
verb (used with or without object), swigged, swig·ging.
to drink heartily or greedily.
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Origin of swig

First recorded in 1540–50; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM swig

swigger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swig

swig
/ (swɪɡ) informal /

noun
a large swallow or deep drink, esp from a bottle
verb swigs, swigging or swigged
to drink (some liquid) deeply, esp from a bottle

Derived forms of swig

swigger, noun

Word Origin for swig

C16: of unknown origin
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