Definition of "swill" [swill]

  • To drink greedily or grossly: "Unshaven horsemen swill the great wines of the Chateaux” ( W.H. Auden). (verb-transitive)
  • To flood with water, as for washing. (verb-transitive)
  • To feed (animals) with swill. (verb-transitive)
  • To drink or eat greedily or to excess. (verb-intransitive)
  • A mixture of liquid and solid food, such as table scraps, fed to animals, especially pigs; slop. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swill" in a sentence
  • "Time to turn on the lights and watch them scurry back into the darkness … Their excessive postings and repeating their reich winged swill is all they have … So much hate, they truly are a miserable lot."
  • "SIXPACK – that cheap piss you swill is starting to take a toll!"
  • "I mean, ingesting corporate swill is all very well in the privacy of your own home … .."