swinger

[swing-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that swings.
  2. Slang. a lively, active, and modern person whose activities are fashionable or trendy.
  3. Slang.
    1. a person who indulges in promiscuous sex.
    2. a person who engages in the exchanging of spouses for sexual activities.

Origin of swinger

1535–45 for def 1; 1955–60 for def 2; swing1 + -er1
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swinger

noun
  1. a person regarded as being modern and lively
  2. a person who swaps sexual partners in a group, esp habitually
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Word Origin and History for swinger
n.

"person who is lively in an unrestrained way," 1965, agent noun from swing (v.). With various other slang senses traceable to 1590s.

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