swinish

[ swahy-nish ]
/ ˈswaɪ nɪʃ /

adjective

like or befitting swine; hoggish.
brutishly coarse, gross, or sensual.

Nearby words

  1. swingman,
  2. swingometer,
  3. swingover,
  4. swingtree,
  5. swingy,
  6. swinishly,
  7. swink,
  8. swinnerton,
  9. swinnerton, frank,
  10. swinney

Origin of swinish

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at swine, -ish1

Related formsswin·ish·ly, adverbswin·ish·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for swinish

swinish

adj.

c.1200, from swine + -ish. Related: Swinishly; swinishness.

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