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swizzle

[swiz-uh l] /ˈswɪz əl/
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
1805-1815
1805-15; origin uncertain
Related forms
swizzler, noun
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  • Collect swizzle sticks, napkins or other free paper goods from various venues.
British Dictionary definitions for swizzle

swizzle

/ˈswɪzəl/
noun
1.
(US) an unshaken cocktail
2.
an alcoholic drink containing gin or rum
3.
(Brit, informal) a swiz
verb
4.
(transitive) to stir a swizzle stick in (a drink)
5.
(Brit, informal) to swindle; cheat
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for swizzle
n.

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 in Technology


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.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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