Meaning of SWILL in English


■ verb

1》 Brit. wash or rinse out (an area or container) by pouring large amounts of water over or into it.

↘cause to swirl round in a container or cavity.

2》 informal drink greedily or in large quantities.

↘accompany (food) with large quantities of drink.

■ noun

1》 kitchen refuse and waste food mixed with water for feeding to pigs.

↘ informal alcohol of inferior quality.

2》 informal a large mouthful of a drink.


~er noun


OE ~an , swilian (v.), of unknown origin.

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