[ swing-er ]
/ ˈswɪŋ ər /
a person or thing that swings.
Slang. a lively, active, and modern person whose activities are fashionable or trendy.
- a person who indulges in promiscuous sex.
- a person who engages in the exchanging of spouses for sexual activities.
Words nearby swinger
Definition for swingers (2 of 2)
[ swinj ]
/ swɪndʒ /
verb (used with object), swinged, swinge·ing. British Dialect.
to thrash; punish.
Origin of swinge1
1250–1300; Middle English swengen to shake, smite, Old English swengan, causative of swingan to swing, or denominative derivative of Old English sweng a blow
OTHER WORDS FROM swingeswing·er [swin-jer] /ˈswɪn dʒər/, noun
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Examples from the Web for swingers
Those two words from the movie Swingers have come to represent American impulsiveness in all its glory.
And with him went the monks and the musicians, and the candle-bearers, and the swingers of censers, and a great company.A House of Pomegranates|Oscar Wilde
British Dictionary definitions for swingers (1 of 2)
/ (swɪndʒ) /
verb swinges, swingeing, swinging or swinged
(tr) archaic to beat, flog, or punish
Word Origin for swinge
Old English swengan; related to Old Frisian swenga to drench, Gothic afswaggwjan to cause to sway; see swing
British Dictionary definitions for swingers (2 of 2)
/ (ˈswɪŋə) slang /
a person regarded as being modern and lively
a person who swaps sexual partners in a group, esp habitually
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