verb (used with object), swiped, swip·ing.
verb (used without object), swiped, swip·ing.
- swinnerton, frank,
- swipe card,
Origin of swipe
Examples from the Web for swiping
And while we're all swiping right (Tinder speak that translates to: we love him), so many people have become fooled.How 'Billy on the Street' Star Billy Eichner Turned Screaming at Strangers Into Comedy Gold|Kevin Fallon|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, of course, an untold number are swiping her Approved Card wherever they go.
It was simply a matter of entering information into websites, swiping cards, and gaming the system.How to Commit a $200 Million Scam: Inside the Year’s Most Shocking Credit Card Fraud|Daniel Gross|February 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first ball of the over, Jack steps out and meets, swiping with all his force.Tom Brown at Rugby|Thomas Hughes
He heard steps behind him just in time, and found a tall man rushing forward and swiping at the sound of him.
Lifted into a second-hand bird cage, the kitten spat its indignation and fell to swiping at shadows with a silky paw.Trading Jeff and his Dog|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Swiping a shipment of odd animals and selling them to Yaco, that could be Bad News, in character.Lion Loose|James H. Schmitz
Our gang decided we could pick up a hundred grand easier by kidnapping you than by swiping jewelry.Linda Carlton's Island Adventure|Edith Lavell
Word Origin for swipe
1807, "a driving stroke made with the arms in full swing," perhaps a dialectal variant of sweep (n.), or in part from obsolete swip "a stroke, blow" (c.1200), from Proto-Germanic *swip-, related to Old English swipu "a stick, whip." Other possible sources or influences are Middle English swope "to sweep with broad movements" (in reference to brooms, swords, etc.), from Old English swapan; obsolete swaip "stroke, blow;" or obsolete swape "oar, pole."
1825, from swipe (v.). The slang sense of "steal, pilfer" appeared 1885, American English; earliest use in prison jargon:
The blokes in the next cell, little Charley Ames and the Sheeney Kid, they was hot to try it, and swiped enough shoe-lining out of shop No. 5, where they worked, to make us all breeches to the stripes. ["Lippincott's Magazine," vol. 35, June 1885]
Meaning "run a credit card" is 1990s. Related: Swiped; swiper; swiping.