swill

[ swil ]
/ swɪl /

noun

verb (used without object)

to drink greedily or excessively.

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. swifter,
  2. swiftie,
  3. swiftlet,
  4. swig,
  5. swiler,
  6. swim,
  7. swim against the current,
  8. swim bladder,
  9. swim fin,
  10. swim mask

Origin of swill

before 900; Middle English swilen (v.), Old English swilian, swillan

Related formsswill·er, nounun·swilled, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for swilling

swill

/ (swɪl) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsswiller, noun

Word Origin for swill

Old English swilian to wash out

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