[swig] Informal.
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.
to drink heartily or greedily.

1540–50; origin uncertain

swigger, noun
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swig (swɪɡ)
1.  a large swallow or deep drink, esp from a bottle
vb , swigs, swigging, swigged
2.  to drink (some liquid) deeply, esp from a bottle
[C16: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, "drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin. The verb is first attested 1650s.
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swig definition

  1. n.
    a deep drink of liquor; a swallow of liquor. : She took a swig of rum and leaped into the lagoon.
  2. tv.
    to drink liquor deeply. : He nearly swigged the whole bottle before he needed to take a breath.
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Example sentences
He pulls a water bottle from his knapsack and takes a long, slow swig.
Build swig on a disk with a different type of file system.
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