Beer vs Swipes - What's the difference?

beer | swipes |

As a noun beer

is .

As a verb swipes is




(wikipedia beer)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) bere, from (etyl) .


  • (uncountable) An alcoholic drink fermented from starch material commonly barley malt, often with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=“[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
      Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer . […]”}}
  • (uncountable) A fermented extract of the roots and other parts of various plants, as spruce, ginger, sassafras, etc.
  • (uncountable) A solution produced by steeping plant materials in water or another fluid.
  • (countable) A glass, bottle, or can of any of the above beverages.
  • (countable) A variety of the above beverages.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * beer and skittles * beer belly * beer-bust * beer can * beered-up * beer garden * beer goggles * beer gut * beer hall * beerily * beerish * beerless * beer mat * beer muscles * beer parlour * beery * bock beer * champagne taste on a beer budget * craft beer * cry in one's beer * ginger beer * keg beer * ice beer * near beer * root beer * small beer * spruce beer (beer)


    * Indonesian: (l) * Malay: (l)


    (en verb)
  • To give beer to (someone)
  • * Sidney Daryl, His First Brief. A Comedietta'' in 1870 , Clement Scott, ''Drawing-room Plays and Parlour Pantomimes , Robson and Sons, pages 303–304:
  • No doubt he then can feed us, wine us, beer us, And cook us something that can warm and cheer us.
  • * 2010 , Steve Brezenhoff, The Absolute Value of -1 , Carolrhoda Lab, page 121:
  • Beer me!” said Goody. “Also your weed is shit. Where’s the good stuff, dude?”
  • * 2013 , Janet E. Cameron, Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World , Hatchette Books Ireland, page 124:
  • I heard Patty Marsh yelling, ‘Beer him, Eleanor!’
  • * 2013 , R. D. Power, Forbidden , page 39:
  • Beer me!” To his astonishment she obeyed his command, appearing a minute later with a glass of beer and a wry smile.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) beere, equivalent to .


    (en noun)
  • One who is or exists.
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  • Derived terms
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  • (swipe)

  • swipe



  • To steal or snatch.
  • Hey! Who swiped my lunch?
  • * 1968 , , 00:48:18:
  • "Maybe I could swipe some Tintex from the five-and-dime."
  • To scan or register by sliding something through a reader.
  • He swiped his card at the door.
  • To grab or bat quickly.
  • The cat swiped at the shoelace.


  • (countable) A quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; A sweep.
  • (countable) A strong blow given with a sweeping motion, as with a bat or club.
  • (countable, informal) A rough guess; an estimate or swag.
  • Take a swipe at the answer, even if you're not sure.
  • (uncountable) Poor, weak beer; small beer.
  • Anagrams