verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- swipe card,
- swiss army knife,
- swiss ball,
- swiss chard
Origin of swish
Examples from the Web for swishes
I beat the air with my stick, and it says "hoo" as it swishes; whenever I think I deserve it, I sit down and give myself food.Look Back on Happiness|Knut Hamsun
The branches make an armchair far back against the trunk, and that glossy foliage, always cool, swishes like waves at low tide.Minstrel Weather|Marian Storm
When an elephant plucks off a branch and swishes his flanks, and thus keeps away insects, he is using a tool.This Simian World|Clarence Day
The doctor himself gave the signal to start, and at the word they darted with two “swishes” into the water.Parkhurst Boys|Talbot Baines Reed
The swishes became more frequent, the returnings almost doubling on their track.Edge of the Jungle|William Beebe
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.