Meaning of SWILL in English

SWILL

n.

Pronunciation: ' swil

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English swilen, from Old English swillan

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb

1 : WASH , DRENCH

2 : to drink great drafts of : GUZZLE < swill beer>

3 : to feed (as a pig) with swill

intransitive verb

1 : to drink or eat freely, greedily, or to excess

2 : SWASH

– swill · er noun

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