swigger

swig

[swig] 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:
1540–50; origin uncertain

swigger, noun
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swig (swɪɡ)
 
n
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]
 
'swigger
 
n

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