Meaning of SWILL in English

SWILL

— swiller , n.

/swil/ , n.

1. liquid or partly liquid food for animals, esp. kitchen refuse given to swine; hogwash.

2. kitchen refuse in general; garbage.

3. any liquid mess, waste, or refuse; slop.

4. a deep draught of liquor.

5. contemptibly worthless utterance or writing; drivel.

v.i.

6. to drink greedily or excessively.

v.t.

7. to drink (something) greedily or to excess; guzzle.

8. to feed (animals) with swill: to swill hogs.

9. Chiefly Brit. to wash by rinsing or flooding with water.

[ bef. 900; ME swilen (v.), OE swilian, swillan ]

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