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Definition of swill noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    swill

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//swɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//swɪl//
     
     
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  1. 1(also pigswill) [uncountable] a mixture of waste food and water that is given to pigs to eat
  2. 2[uncountable] (informal) drink or food that is unpleasant or of a poor quality
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] (informal) a large amount of a drink that you take into your mouth He had a quick swill of wine.
  4. Word Origin Old English swillan, swilian (verb), of unknown origin. The noun dates from the mid 16th cent.
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