(British, colloquial) sophisticated; fashionable; smooth.
* 2014 , , "
- This restaurant looks very swish — it even has linen tablecloths.
Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
- The Saints, who started the day third in the table, went marching on thanks to their own swish play and some staggering defending by the visitors.
A short rustling, hissing or whistling sound, often made by friction.
A sound of liquid flowing inside a container.
*1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
*:There were four or five men in the vault already, and I could hear more coming down the passage, and guessed from their heavy footsteps that they were carrying burdens. There was a sound, too, of dumping kegs down on the ground, with a swish of liquor inside them, and then the noise of casks being moved.
A movement of an animal's tail
A twig or bundle of twigs, used for administering beatings; a switch
(basketball) A successful basketball shot that does not touch the rim or backboard.
An effeminate male homosexual.
To make a rustling sound while moving.
To flourish with a swishing sound.
- The cane swishes .
- to swish a cane back and forth
(transitive, slang, dated) To flog; to lash.
(basketball) To make a successful basketball shot that does not touch the rim or backboard.
(gay slang) To mince or otherwise to behave in an effeminate manner.
- I shall not swish ; I'll merely act limp-wristed.