swinger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swinger a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    • n swinger someone who swings sports implements
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swinger Anything very large, forcible, or astonishing.
    • Swinger One who swinges.
    • n Swinger One who swings or whirls.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swinger One who or that which swings.
    • n swinger One who or that which swinges.
    • n swinger Anything very great or astonishing; a stunner; hence, a bold lie; a whopper.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Swinger (swinj′ėr) any person or thing great or astonishing, a bold lie, a whopper
    • ***

Quotations

  • Robert Frost
    Robert%20Frost
    “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. swengan, to shake, a causal form of swingan, to swing.

Usage

In literature:

He was an expert, and changed the swinging of the balls in as many different ways as an expert club-swinger could his clubs.
"The Chinese Boy and Girl" by Isaac Taylor Headland
He could seize a sack of wheat, and with it execute the movements of a club-swinger, and with as great facility.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
There were fewer gibbet posts erected at Serampore, but we hear that amongst the swingers was one female.
"The Life of William Carey" by George Smith
No one had ever questioned Polly Swinger's right to interrupting, interfering, and saucy criticisms.
"Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
These, Mr. SPECTATOR, are the Swingers.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
The worthy Jerry Swinger; the good woman's beau ideal of a man, reached the cabin at the moment Vernon entered.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
Pa had on a long, frock tail, jim swinger coat lak de preacher's wore.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Frost, there were two other candidates, Mr. Patch and Mr. Swinger.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
They'll eat up your sledge-swingers!
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
Finally the swinger of dumb-bells voiced the question.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
***

In poetry:

The Countess of Falmouth, of whom people tell
Her footmen wear shirts of a guinea an ell,
Might save that expense, if she did but know
How lusty a swinger is Signior Dildo.
"Signior Dildo" by Lord John Wilmot

In news:

Heidi Montag Is a Swinger .
Swinger and Sharonda R Butler, both of Aiken, announce the birth of a daughter, Niyah Aaliyah Swinger , Tuesday, Aug 13, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
Azcentral.com video: Swinger 's party in Mesa neighborhood.
Neighbors are upset over swinger 's parties being held in a neighborhood in Mesa.
Sex, swingers Category: Weird News.
Old-timey Brooklyn country swingers with Valley roots.
'Swingers' Group at Odds with City of Stevens Point Over Scheduled Hotel Party.
An estimated 15 million Americans are active in the "swinger" lifestyle.
Not long before there was Good Will Hunting, there was Swingers.
Fresno-based Swingers tunes up to play Fox Theatre.
Swingers group causes quite a stir.
Swingers convention comes to Grand Island.
Do you think the Holiday Inn should allow the Swingers Convention.
Mixed opinions over swingers convention.
Remember the first time you saw "Swingers".
***

In science:

Huang, One-loop Effective Action on Rotational Spacetimes: ζ - Function Regularization and Swinger Perturbative Expansion, Ann.
Chronology Protection in Generalized Godel Spacetime
Swinger-Dyson (SD) equation for the quark propagator, which keeps consistency with asymptotic freedom by using the running coupling constant of one loop renormalization group calculation.
Light Scalar Mesons in the Improved Ladder Approximation of QCD with Strong $U_A(1)$ Breaking
***