verb (used with object), swiz·zled, swiz·zling.
- swivel weaving,
- swizzle stick,
- swollen head
Origin of swizzle
Examples from the Web for swizzle
In the sparkling “swizzle” was an infusion of the baneful Savannah flower.The Maroon|Mayne Reid
If enny one tries to swizzle me out of it I'm goin' to swizzle back, an' you can lay to that.A Man to His Mate|J. Allan Dunn
Swizzle withdrew the auger hurriedly; from its point a few bright red drops trickled.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales|Bret Harte
At the worst of the storm there is neither Heaven nor Earth, but only a swizzle into which a man may be brewed.Letters of Travel (1892-1913)|Rudyard Kipling
Not fizz at all, but that old brewing of honey—mead—metheglin—old Saxon swizzle.Sir Hilton's Sin|George Manville Fenn
Word Origin for swizzle
1813, name for various kinds of liquor drinks, or for intoxicating drinks generally, possibly a variant of switchel "a drink of molasses and water" (often mixed with rum), first attested 1790, of uncertain origin. Swizzle-stick attested by 1859.