adjective Chiefly British.
Definition for swingeing (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), swinged, swinge·ing. British Dialect.
Origin of swinge1
Definition for swingeing (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), swinged, swinge·ing.
Origin of swinge2
Examples from the Web for swingeing
The jolly yeoman cut a rasher of bacon, which Cicely soon broiled, and her father added a swingeing tankard of his best ale.Waverley|Sir Walter Scott
Nor were his thoughts in line with the swingeing sentences he had just been writing in the exercise-book.Angela's Business|Henry Sydnor Harrison
O that I could see a swingeing mullet extended on a swingeing dish!The Works of Horace|Horace
A swingeing St. Christopher, fording a brook with a child on his shoulders, cannot fail of attracting attention.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal|William Beckford
Look here: if I write you a swingeing medical certificate, will you apply for leave on the spot?'Life's Handicap|Rudyard Kipling