- (transitive) To beat off, as insects; to bat, strike, or hit.
- He swatted the mosquito that was buzzing around in his bedroom.
- The cat swatted at the feather.
swat (plural swats)
See also 
Old English 
From Proto-Germanic *swait-, from Proto-Indo-European *swoyd-, *sweyd-. Cognate with Old Saxon swêt, Old High German sweiz, Old Norse sveiti (“sweat, blood”). The Indo-European root also gave Latin sudor, Sanskrit स्वेद (sveda).
- IPA: /swaːt/
- English: sweat