Meaning of “swish” in the English Dictionary

"swish" in British English

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swishverb [ I or T ]

uk /swɪʃ/ us /swɪʃ/

to (cause to) move quickly through the air making a soft sound:

I heard the rope swish through the air.
The horses swished their tails to get rid of the flies hovering around them.

swishadjective

uk /swɪʃ/ us /swɪʃ/ UK informal old-fashioned

fashionable or expensive:

a swish hotel

swishnoun [ C ]

uk /swɪʃ/ us /swɪʃ/

(Definition of “swish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swish" in American English

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swishverb [ I/T ]

us /swɪʃ/

to move quickly through the air making a high, soft sound, or to cause something to move this way:

[ I ] The elevator doors swished open.
[ T ] Vizard swished the ball through the hoop.
swish
noun [ C ] us /swɪʃ/

the swish of tires on wet pavement

(Definition of “swish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)