noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1794 British poor, thin, or spoiled beer; also beer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • swipes — [swīps] pl.n. [< SWIPE, in obs. sense of “gulp down”] [Brit. Slang] beer, esp. weak or inferior beer …   English World dictionary

  • swipes — /swuyps/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Brit. Informal. 1. poor, watery, or spoiled beer. 2. malt liquor in general, esp. beer and small beer. [1780 90; n. pl. use of swipe to drink down at one gulp, var. of SWEEP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • swipes — n. (British Slang) watery beer; spoiled beer; cheap beer swaɪp n. blow, sweeping stroke; nasty remark (Informal) v. hit with a sweeping stroke; steal, pilfer (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swipes — [[t]swaɪps[/t]] n. Brit. Informal. brit. beer, esp. watery or spoiled beer • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • swipes — /swaɪps/ (say swuyps) plural noun British Colloquial 1. poor, washy beer; small beer. 2. malt liquor in general. Also, swipe. {? from swipe (verb) drink at a gulp, special use of swipe} …   Australian English dictionary

  • swipes —    Uwī uwī, kuaipa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • swipes —  bad small beer. The same as taplash …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • swipes — ˈswīps noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Britain : poor, thin, or spoiled beer : small beer; also : beer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swipe (comics) — Swipe is a comics term that refers to the intentional copying of a cover, panel, or page from an earlier comic book or graphic novel without crediting the original artist. Artists Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Hergé, and Jim Lee are common targets of… …   Wikipedia

  • Swipe (breakdance move) — The Swipe is one of the most recognizable power moves in breakdance. The breaker leans back, whips his arms to one side to touch the ground, and his legs follow closely behind, twisting 360 degrees to land on the ground once again. An example… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”