verb (used without object)
to move with or make a sibilant sound, as a slender rod cutting sharply through the air or as small waves washing on the shore.
to rustle, as silk.
to move or behave in an exaggeratedly effeminate manner.
verb (used with object)
to flourish, whisk, etc., with a swishing movement or sound:
to swish a cane.
to bring, take, cut, etc., with such a movement or sound:
to swish off the tops of plants with a cane.
to flog or whip.
a swishing movement or sound.
a stock or rod for flogging or a stroke with this.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to an effeminate male homosexual.
Slang. swishy (def 2).
Chiefly British Informal. stylishly elegant; fashionable.
to move with or make or cause to move with or make a whistling or hissing sound
(intransitive) (esp of fabrics) to rustle
(transitive) (slang, rare) to whip; flog
(transitive) foll by off. to cut with a swishing blow
a hissing or rustling sound or movement
a rod for flogging or a blow from such a rod
(US, slang) an effeminate male homosexual
a W African building material composed of mortar and mud or laterite, or more recently of cement and earth
(informal, mainly Brit) fashionable; smart
(US, slang) effeminate and homosexual
adjective, swishier, swishiest. 1. causing, giving rise to, or characterized by a swishing sound or motion. 2. Also, swish. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. exhibiting effeminate tendencies or characteristics. adjective -shier, -shiest 1. moving with a swishing sound 2. (US, slang) effeminate and homosexual
adjective 1. of, pertaining to, associated with, or characteristic of Switzerland or its inhabitants. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Switzerland. 3. (sometimes lowercase) Swiss muslin. 4. Swiss cheese. adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Switzerland, its inhabitants, or their dialects of German, French, and Italian noun 2. a native, inhabitant, or […]
noun 1. a small knife with blades and other tools, such as a nail file and corkscrew, all folding into the handle. noun any of various penknives with different blades and tools
noun 1. chard. noun 1. another name for chard