verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of swish
Examples from the Web for swish
Contemporary Examples of swish
SB Nation and their Swish Appeal site do a pretty bang-up job, as well.Women's Sports Are Getting Less Airtime
August 23, 2014
Odds are, you expected Jackson to swish all three, but first freebie dribbled off the front of the rim and suddenly, hope renewed!Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?
April 7, 2014
In Kavala Graha, you use a smaller amount of oil, swish between the teeth, and gargle at the back of the throat.
Caldecott says that if you swish oil for too long, you could accidentally breathe some into your lungs.
Swish it, especially around the cheeks and upper palate, and pull it through your teeth.
Historical Examples of swish
We heard the swish of the boughs, heavy with new snow, and then silence.The Trail Book
Obediently he wheeled to the left, and I caught the swish of his sword as it left the scabbard.The Suitors of Yvonne
His ears, strained to listen, had caught the swish of a woman's gown.St. Martin's Summer
I sprang aft: but in the roar of wind and swish and thud of sea could not hear him.The Cruise of the Shining Light
They did as they were bidden, and then the little man said, “Swash, swish!”Irish Fairy Tales
Word Origin for swish
1756, probably imitative of the sound made by something brushing against or through something. Related: Swished; swishing.
1820, from swish (v.); sense of "effeminate homosexual" is 1930s in homosexual slang, probably from notion of mincing motion.