• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Swipey fuddled with malt liquor
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In literature:

He's only a little swipey, you know.
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
There is no fear, Swipey.
"The Doctor" by Ralph Connor
Half a dozen boys were about him, and Swipey Broon was in front, making mud pellets in a trickle from the pump.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown