adjective, swish·i·er, swish·i·est.

causing, giving rise to, or characterized by a swishing sound or motion.
Also swish. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. exhibiting effeminate tendencies or characteristics.

Origin of swishy

First recorded in 1820–30; swish + -y1
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Examples from the Web for swishy

Historical Examples of swishy

  • Her dress is white stuff, and she never has it starched; it's just soft and shiny and swishy, and seems to b'long just to her.

    At the Little Brown House

    Ruth Alberta Brown

British Dictionary definitions for swishy


adjective -shier or -shiest

moving with a swishing sound
US slang effeminate and homosexual
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