swashing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

swashing

  1. present participle of swash

Adjective[edit]

swashing (comparative more swashing, superlative most swashing)

  1. swaggering; hectoring.
    • Shakespeare, As You Like It, act 1, scene 3, lines 110-12
      We'll have a swashing and martial outside/As many other mannish cowards have/ That do outface it with their semblances.
  2. resounding; crushing
    • Shakespeare
      swashing blow

Noun[edit]

swashing (plural swashings)

  1. A back-and-forth movement of liquid; a swish or swash.

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