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swish

 (swĭsh)
v. swished, swish·ing, swish·es
v.intr.
1. To move with a hissing or whistling sound.
2. To rustle, as silk.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move with a swishing sound: The horse swished its tail.
2. To swirl or agitate (a liquid) in a glass or in the mouth with a swishing sound.
3. To whip with a rod.
n.
1.
a. A sharp whistling or rustling sound: the swish of scythes.
b. A movement making such a sound.
2. Basketball A shot that goes through the net of the basket without hitting the backboard or rim.
3. A rod used for flogging.
4. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a gay man.
adj.
1. Chiefly British Fashionable; posh: "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac" (Julia Child).
2. Offensive Slang Effeminate.

[Imitative.]

swish

(swɪʃ)
vb
1. to move with or make or cause to move with or make a whistling or hissing sound
2. (Textiles) (intr) (esp of fabrics) to rustle
3. (tr) slang rare to whip; flog
4. (foll by: off) to cut with a swishing blow
n
5. a hissing or rustling sound or movement
6. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a rod for flogging or a blow from such a rod
7. slang US an effeminate male homosexual
8. (Building) a W African building material composed of mortar and mud or laterite, or more recently of cement and earth
adj
9. informal chiefly Brit fashionable; smart
10. slang US effeminate and homosexual
[C18: of imitative origin]
ˈswisher n
ˈswishing adj
ˈswishingly adv

swish

(swɪʃ)

v.i.
1. to move with or make a sibilant sound, as a slender rod cutting sharply through the air.
2. to rustle, as silk.
v.t.
3. to flourish, whisk, etc., with a swishing movement or sound.
4. to bring, take, cut, etc., with such a movement or sound.
5. to flog or whip.
n.
6. a swishing movement or sound.
7. a stick or rod for flogging, or a stroke with this.
8. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an effeminate male homosexual.)
adj.
9. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. swishy (def. 2).
10. Chiefly Brit. Informal. fashionable.
[1750–60; imitative]
usage: Definitions 9 and 10 are slurs and should be avoided. They are used with disparaging intent and are perceived as insulting.

Swish

 of hairdressers—Lipton, 1970.

swish


Past participle: swished
Gerund: swishing

Imperative
swish
swish
Present
I swish
you swish
he/she/it swishes
we swish
you swish
they swish
Preterite
I swished
you swished
he/she/it swished
we swished
you swished
they swished
Present Continuous
I am swishing
you are swishing
he/she/it is swishing
we are swishing
you are swishing
they are swishing
Present Perfect
I have swished
you have swished
he/she/it has swished
we have swished
you have swished
they have swished
Past Continuous
I was swishing
you were swishing
he/she/it was swishing
we were swishing
you were swishing
they were swishing
Past Perfect
I had swished
you had swished
he/she/it had swished
we had swished
you had swished
they had swished
Future
I will swish
you will swish
he/she/it will swish
we will swish
you will swish
they will swish
Future Perfect
I will have swished
you will have swished
he/she/it will have swished
we will have swished
you will have swished
they will have swished
Future Continuous
I will be swishing
you will be swishing
he/she/it will be swishing
we will be swishing
you will be swishing
they will be swishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swishing
you have been swishing
he/she/it has been swishing
we have been swishing
you have been swishing
they have been swishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swishing
you will have been swishing
he/she/it will have been swishing
we will have been swishing
you will have been swishing
they will have been swishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swishing
you had been swishing
he/she/it had been swishing
we had been swishing
you had been swishing
they had been swishing
Conditional
I would swish
you would swish
he/she/it would swish
we would swish
you would swish
they would swish
Past Conditional
I would have swished
you would have swished
he/she/it would have swished
we would have swished
you would have swished
they would have swished
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swish - a brushing or rustling soundswish - a brushing or rustling sound  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.swish - move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
Adj.1.swish - elegant and fashionable; "classy clothes"; "a classy dame"; "a posh restaurant"; "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"- Julia Child
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
stylish, fashionable - having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress; "a little less posh but every bit as stylish as Lord Peter Wimsey"; "the stylish resort of Gstadd"

swish

adjective (Informal, chiefly Brit.) smart, grand, posh (informal, chiefly Brit.), exclusive, elegant, swell (informal), fashionable, sumptuous, ritzy (slang), de luxe, plush or plushy (informal) a swish cocktail bar

swish

verb
To make a sharp sibilant sound:
adjective
Informal. Being or in accordance with the current fashion:
Informal: classy, in, sharp, snappy, tony, trendy.
Slang: with-it.
Translations
حَفيف، هَزيزيَهِفُّ، يَحِفُّ
šviháníšvihatsvištět
svingesvingen
suhogássuhogtat
hvína, slá svo hvíni íòytur, hvinur
pliauškinti
čaukstēšanačaukstētšņākoņašņāktšvīkstēt
švihaniešvihať
hışırda makhışırdama

swish

[swɪʃ]
A. N [of cane] → silbido m; [of skirt] → frufrú m; [of water] → susurro m
B. ADJ (= smart) → muy elegante
C. VT [+ cane] → agitar, blandir (produciendo un silbido); [+ skirt] → hacer frufrú con; [+ tail] → agitar, menear
D. VI [skirts] → hacer frufrú; [long grass] → silbar; [water] → susurrar
a car swished pastpasó un coche deslizándose por el asfalto mojado

swish

[ˈswɪʃ]
adj (British) (= smart) [restaurant, hotel, car] → classe
vi [whip] → siffler; [skirt, long grass] → bruisser; [curtains]
The curtains swished open → Les rideaux s'ouvrirent dans un bruissement.
vt [+ whip] → faire cingler
to swish its tail [horse, cow] → fouetter de la queue
n [tail] → fouettement m; [skirt] → bruissement m; [whip] → cinglement m

swish

n (of whip, cane)Zischen nt, → Sausen nt; (of grass)Rascheln nt; (of skirts, water)Rauschen nt; (of tyres)Pfeifen nt, → Zischen nt; (of windscreen wipers)Wischen nt
adj (+er) (esp Brit inf: = smart) → (tod)schick
vt canezischen or sausen lassen; tailschlagen mit; skirtrauschen mit; waterschwenken; she swished water round the bowlsie schwenkte die Schüssel mit Wasser aus
vi (whip, cane)zischen, sausen; (grass)rascheln; (skirts)rauschen, rascheln; (water)rauschen; (tyres)zischen, pfeifen; (windscreen wipers)wischen

swish

[swɪʃ]
1. n (sound, of whip) → schiocco; (of skirts, grass) → fruscio
2. adj (fam) (smart) → all'ultimo grido, alla moda
3. vt (whip) → schioccare; (skirt) → far frusciare; (tail) → agitare
4. vi (whip) → schioccare; (skirts, grass) → frusciare

swish

(swiʃ) verb
to (cause to) move with a hissing or rustling sound. He swished the whip about in the air.
noun
an act, or the sound, of swishing. The horse cantered away with a swish of its tail.

swish

vt enjuagar; — and spit enjuagar y escupir; — and swallow enjuagar y tragar
References in classic literature ?
I get out on th' moor many a day when it's rainin' an' I lie under a bush an' listen to th' soft swish o' drops on th' heather an, I just sniff an, sniff.
The man at the helm was watching the luff of the sail and whistling away gently to himself, and that was the only sound excepting the swish of the sea against the bows and around the sides of the ship.
Korak stood glaring down upon him when a sudden swish in the bushes close by attracted his attention.
I heard the swish of the water as the ship was suddenly brought round, and a foamy yellow-green wave flew across the little round window and left it streaming.
The solemn thundering combers caught her up from astern, passed her with a fierce boiling up of foam level with the bulwarks, swept on ahead with a swish and a roar: and the little vessel, dipping her jib-boom into the tumbling froth, would go on running in a smooth, glassy hollow, a deep valley between two ridges of the sea, hiding the horizon ahead and astern.
Now they heard the swish of a water-tank, and the guttural voice of a China-man, the clink-clink of hammers that tested the Krupp steel wheels, and the oath of a tramp chased off the rear platform; now the solid crash of coal shot into the tender; and now a beating back of noises as they flew past a waiting train.
At least it was so with me who saw as through a mist Madame Leonore moving with her mature nonchalant grace, setting before us wine and glasses with a faint swish of her ample black skirt.
It was the clank of the levers and the swish of the leaking cylinder.
Well, suddenly out of the darkness, out of the night, there swooped something with a swish like an aeroplane.
After this they continued for some long time in a reverie, as they went on seizing the ears of corn, drawing out the straw, gathering it under their arms, and cutting off the ears with their bill-hooks, nothing sounding in the barn but the swish of the straw and the crunch of the hook.
He had finished his game of touch-last with my right ear, and was circling slowly in the air while he thought out other ways of entertaining me, when there was a rush of air, a swish of napkin, and no more Harold.
The rhythmic swish of the dancers sounded like a swirling pool.