It's easy to take a swipe at Fieri's rocker-meets-dad image.
Flawless skin, perfect hair, and bright white teeth are all just a swipe away.
We swipe a fanged cupcake and fight one last battle, to get out of the party.
Visa wanted to meet with Pelosi and her top aides to make the case against the swipe fees.
Romney took a swipe at the “pundits and pollsters” who had counted him out.
The fact that emotion caused him to swipe at a straight half-volley, miss it, and be bowled next ball made the wound rankle.
He goes to make a swipe at figure on other side of stairs—sees Rusty.
He advanced a foot or two, and Porky turned his back toward Thor and made ready to deliver a swipe with his powerful tail.
The swipe I took at him should have swept him over, but he got his coils around me.
A swipe is an implement for drawing water for a brewery, the name of which has thus been transferred to the beer.
1807, "a driving stroke made with the arms in full swing," perhaps a dialectal variant of sweep (n.), or in part from obsolete swip "a stroke, blow" (c.1200), from Proto-Germanic *swip-, related to Old English swipu "a stick, whip." Other possible sources or influences are Middle English swope "to sweep with broad movements" (in reference to brooms, swords, etc.), from Old English swapan; obsolete swaip "stroke, blow;" or obsolete swape "oar, pole."
1825, from swipe (v.). The slang sense of "steal, pilfer" appeared 1885, American English; earliest use in prison jargon:
The blokes in the next cell, little Charley Ames and the Sheeney Kid, they was hot to try it, and swiped enough shoe-lining out of shop No. 5, where they worked, to make us all breeches to the stripes. ["Lippincott's Magazine," vol. 35, June 1885]Meaning "run a credit card" is 1990s. Related: Swiped; swiper; swiping.
A narcotics dealer; connection (1960s+ Narcotics)
A work shift between the regular day and night shift, typically from four to midnight (1941+)