swinging

[ swing-ing ]
/ ˈswɪŋ ɪŋ /

adjective, superlative swing·ing·est.

noun

the activity or act of a person who swings.
Slang.
  1. the act or practice of being free and uninhibited sexually.
  2. the exchanging of spouses for sex.

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Origin of swinging

First recorded in 1550–60; swing1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM swinging

swing·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for swinging

swinging
/ (ˈswɪŋɪŋ) /

adjective

moving rhythmically to and fro
slang modern and lively

noun

slang the practice of swapping sexual partners in a group, esp habitually

Derived forms of swinging

swingingly, adverb
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