As a noun swiper
is one who, or that which, swipes.
As an adjective swipey is
(dated) drunk; tipsy.
One who, or that which, swipes.
(dated) Drunk; tipsy.
* 1843 , , Martin Chuzzlewit , ch. 28:
* 1894 , , The Ebb-Tide , ch. 11:
- "I've brought home Mr. Chuzzlewit. He ain't ill. He's only a little swipey , you know." Mr. Bailey reeled in his boots, to express intoxication.
- "Lord, I've an 'eadache on me!" said he. "I believe I was a bit swipey last night."