verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of swill
Related Words for swillrefuse, trash, slop, rubbish, waste, drench, hogwash, garbage, wash, drink, mash, flood, guzzle, raft, swash, rinse, fill, draff
Examples from the Web for swill
Historical Examples of swill
I'd as soon think of telling the Pope of Rome to empty a pail of swill as I would him.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
Jones, annoyed at the swill tossed about, had turned from him.The Paliser case
One day I cooked a squash, putting the parings in a swill pail.Old Rail Fence Corners
The bread I was able to eat, but could not contrive to drink the swill.My Ten Years' Imprisonment
“Finish your swill, and then we can talk,” said Rawley, carelessly.Northern Lights
Word Origin for swill
Old English swilian, swillan "to wash, gargle," with no certain cognates, but probably from Proto-Germanic *sweljanan, related to the root of swallow (v.). Meaning "drink greedily" is from 1530s. Related: Swilled; swilling.
"liquid kitchen refuse fed to pigs," 1550s, from swill (v.).