Swipe vs Swive - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between swipe and swive

is that swipe is to grab or bat quickly while swive is to copulate with (a woman).

As verbs the difference between swipe and swive

is that swipe is to steal or snatch while swive is to copulate with (a woman).

As a noun swipe

is (countable) a quick grab, bat, or other motion with the hand or paw; a sweep.

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swipe

English

Verb

(swip)
  • 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.

    Noun

  • (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.
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    swive

    English

    Verb

    (swiv)
  • To copulate with (a woman).
  • * c.1674 , John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, A Satyr on Charles II
  • 'Tis sure the sauciest prick that e'er did swive
  • * 2005 , Sophia B. Johnson, Risk Everything :
  • “You were in such heat to swive me, you tore the clothes from your body.”
  • * 2008 , Sarah McKerrigan, Lady Danger :
  • He didn't intend to swive her here in the tiltyard, did he? Surely he was not so heathen as that.
  • * 2009 , Bernard Cornwell, Gallows Thief :
  • His mother was a holy damned fool and swiving her was like rogering a prayerful mouse, and the bloody fool thinks he's taken after her, but he hasn't.
  • (dialectal) To cut a crop in a sweeping or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest.
  • * 1815 , Walter Davies, Board of Agriculture, Agricultural Surveys: pts. 1-2. South Wales (1815) , page 426
  • The cradled scythes of the Vale of Towey were scarcely known in the Vale of Teivy; and the swiving method of reaping wheat in the latter, was as little known in the former ...
  • * 1815 , Walter Davies, Board of Agriculture, General view of the agriculture and domestic economy of South Wales, Volume 1 , page 425
  • Swiving is a method first adopted apparently in Cardiganshire ...
  • * 1905 , Joseph Wright, English Dialect Dictionary , page 893
  • swive' ... to cut grain or beans with a broad hook; to mow with a reaping-hook ... "swiver": a reaper who "' swives " the grain
  • * 1929 , Mary Gladys Meredith Webb, Precious Bane
  • We started swiving , that is reaping, at the beginning of August-month, and we left the stooks [stalks] standing in the fields ...
  • * 1955 , Ceredigion Historical Society, Ceredigion: Journal of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Association - Volumes 2-3 , page 160
  • Moreover, according to Walter Davies "swiving " was a method of reaping first adopted in Cardiganshire.

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