Origin of swish

First recorded in 1750–60; imitative

Related forms

swish·er, nounswish·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for swishing

swish

/ (swɪʃ) /

verb

noun

adjective

informal, mainly British fashionable; smart
US slang effeminate and homosexual

Derived Forms

swisher, nounswishing, adjectiveswishingly, adverb

Word Origin for swish

C18: of imitative origin
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