Nearby words

  1. swipe card,
  2. swipes,
  3. swipple,
  4. swirl,
  5. swirly,
  6. swishy,
  7. swiss,
  8. swiss army knife,
  9. swiss ball,
  10. swiss chard

Origin of swish

First recorded in 1750–60; imitative

Related formsswish·er, nounswish·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for swishes

swish

/ (swɪʃ) /

verb

noun

adjective

informal, mainly British fashionable; smart
US slang effeminate and homosexual
Derived Formsswisher, nounswishing, adjectiveswishingly, adverb

Word Origin for swish

C18: of imitative origin

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