follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

swig

[swig] /swɪg/ Informal.
noun
1.
an amount of liquid, especially liquor, taken in one swallow; draught:
He took a swig from the flask.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), swigged, swigging.
2.
to drink heartily or greedily.
Origin of swig
1540-1550
1540-50; origin uncertain
Related forms
swigger, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for swig
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Instead, however, of jumping at the chance, he took a swig at a flask of cognac.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • I don't care ef there's a dozen on 'em;' and he took a swig at his bottle.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Maybe, like as not, a swig o' rum ud sweeten his bilge, sir.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • Then let us have a swig at the colonel's port—it's the best in the county.

    Kennedy Square F. Hopkinson Smith
  • She's a rare wench, and would sooner see a rebel hanged, than bod her nose at a basin of swig and roasted apples.

British Dictionary definitions for swig

swig

/swɪɡ/
noun
1.
a large swallow or deep drink, esp from a bottle
verb swigs, swigging, swigged
2.
to drink (some liquid) deeply, esp from a bottle
Derived Forms
swigger, noun
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for swig
n.

1540s, "drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin.

v.

1650s, from swig (n.). Related: Swigged; swigging.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for swig

swellhead

noun

  1. A conceited person; a person whose head is swollen with pride: She acted like a swellhead after she got the prize (1845+)
  2. Conceit: I was afraid you'd get the swellhead (1867+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for swig

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for swig

8
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for swig