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Meaning of SWILL

Pronunciation:  swil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
  2. [v]  drink large quantities of (liquid, esp. alcoholic drink); guzzle
  3. [v]  feed pigs

SWILL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: pigswill, pigwash, slop, slop, slops, swill down
 See Also: drink, feed, feed, give, imbibe, provender



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Swill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Swilling}.] [OE. swilen to wash, AS. swilian.]
    1. To wash; to drench. [Obs.]
             As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and
             jutty his confounded base, Swilled with the wild and
             wasteful ocean.                       --Shak.
    2. [Properly, to drink like a pig. See {Swill}, n.] To drink
       in great draughts; to swallow greedily.
             Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring
             sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and
             cider.                                --Smollett.
    3. To inebriate; to fill with drink.
             I should be loth To meet the rudeness and swilled
             insolence Of such late wassailers.    --Milton.
  2. \Swill\, v. i.
    To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess. --South.
  3. \Swill\, n.
    1. The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine;
       hogwash; -- called also {swillings}.
    2. Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive