Meaning of SWILL in English


I. ˈswil 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

II. noun

Date: 1553

1. : something suggestive of slop or garbage : refuse


a. : a semiliquid food for animals (as swine) composed of edible refuse mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk

b. : garbage

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.