Pavlenko exclaimed, taking a swig of the Ukrainian vodka known as harilka.
swig has blamed the lack of payment on his inability to access his Lehman loan.
I ordered a salad, ate it, and in the bathroom snuck a swig of Pepto.
1540s, "drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin.
1650s, from swig (n.). Related: Swigged; swigging.