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swinging

[swing-ing] /ˈswɪŋ ɪŋ/
adjective, superlative swingingest.
1.
characterized by or capable of swinging, being swung, or causing to swing.
2.
intended for swinging upon, by, from, or in:
the swinging devices in a playground.
3.
Slang. excellent; first-rate.
4.
Slang. lively, active, and modern; hip.
5.
Slang.
  1. free and uninhibited sexually:
    a swinging bachelor.
  2. exchanging spouses for sex:
    swinging married couples.
noun
6.
the activity or act of a person who swings.
7.
Slang.
  1. the act or practice of being free and uninhibited sexually.
  2. the exchanging of spouses for sex.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; swing1 + -ing2
Related forms
swingingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for swing-ingest

swinging

/ˈswɪŋɪŋ/
adjective
1.
moving rhythmically to and fro
2.
(slang) modern and lively
noun
3.
(slang) the practice of swapping sexual partners in a group, esp habitually
Derived Forms
swingingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for swing-ingest

swinging

adj.

"uninhibited," 1958, present participle adjective from swing (v.).

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