swizzle

[swiz-uhl]
noun
1.
a tall drink, originating in Barbados, composed of full-flavored West Indian rum, lime juice, crushed ice, and sugar: typically served with a swizzle stick.
verb (used with object), swizzled, swizzling.
2.
to agitate (a beverage) with a swizzle stick.
3.
to gulp down; guzzle.

Origin:
1805–15; origin uncertain

swizzler, noun
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swizzle (ˈswɪzəl)
 
n
1.  (US) an unshaken cocktail
2.  an alcoholic drink containing gin or rum
3.  informal (Brit) a swiz
 
vb
4.  (tr) to stir a swizzle stick in (a drink)
5.  informal (Brit) to swindle; cheat
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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swizzle
1813, name for various kinds of liquor drinks, or for intoxicating drinks generally, possibly a variant of switchel "a drink of molasses and water" (often mixed with rum,) first attested 1790, of uncertain origin. Swizzle-stick attested by 1859.
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swizzle definition

[ˈswɪzlæ]
  1. tv. & in.
    to drink (liquor), probably to excess; to tipple. : Have you been swizzling again?
  2. n.
    liquor; beer; a drink of an alcoholic beverage. : What I need is a nice cold swizzle.
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swizzle definition


To convert external names, array indices, or references within a data structure into address pointers when the data structure is brought into main memory from external storage (also called "pointer swizzling"); this may be done for speed in chasing references or to simplify code (e.g. by turning lots of name lookups into pointer dereferences). The converse operation is sometimes termed "unswizzling".
See also snap.
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Example sentences
Swizzle, spin, or salchow at these frosty outdoor ice-skating rinks.
Weekly there is a manager's rum swizzle party, nightly entertainment and even night buffets.
Collect swizzle sticks, napkins or other free paper goods from various venues.
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