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Definition of "swinging" []

  • Spirited; up-to-date. (adjective)
  • Attracting a lively, trendy crowd: a swinging nightclub. (adjective)
  • Sexually promiscuous. (adjective)
  • Practicing exchange of partners, especially spouses, for sex. (adjective)

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 "swinging" in a sentence
  • "For the week's gig, Elling included material on current CD release, The Gate -- as in, he points out, the phrase "swinging on...""
  • "It is anchored to the top of a 500-year-old, 250-foot Douglas fir, a tree that travelers can scale and spend the night in swinging from a hammock."
  • "Where else can you find skateboarding dogs and crack smoking prostitutes, the Wiggles and Sadam Hussein swinging from a rope, all in one convenient location?"