I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1813 an iced cocktail stirred with a swizzle stick II. verb (swizzled; swizzling) Date: 1820 intransitive verb to drink especially to excess ; guzzle transitive verb to mix or stir with or as if with a swizzle stick • swizzler noun

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  • swizzle — 1813, name for various kinds of liquor drinks, or for intoxicating drinks generally, possibly a variant of switchel a drink of molasses and water (often mixed with rum,) first attested 1790, of uncertain origin. Swizzle stick attested by 1859 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • swizzle — [“swizl] 1. tv. & in. to drink (liquor), probably to excess; to tipple. □ Have you been swizzling again? D Fred’s uncle is always swizzling a little drink. 2. n. liquor; beer; a drink of an alcoholic beverage. □ What a hot day. I could use some… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • swizzle — 1. n. & v. colloq. n. a mixed alcoholic drink esp. of rum or gin and bitters made frothy. v.tr. stir with a swizzle stick. Phrases and idioms: swizzle stick a stick used for frothing or flattening drinks. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn. 2. n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swizzle — swizzle1 noun a mixed alcoholic drink, especially a frothy one of rum or gin and bitters. verb stir with a swizzle stick. Origin C19: of unknown origin. swizzle2 noun Brit. informal another term for swizz. Origin early 20th cent.: prob. an alt.… …   English new terms dictionary

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