Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that swings: a good swinger of baseball bats.
  • n. Slang A person who actively seeks excitement and moves with the latest trends.
  • n. Slang A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex.
  • n. Slang A member of a couple, especially a married couple, who exchanges sexual partners.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who practices swinging (sex with different partners).
  • n. A bet in which the bettor must correctly pick two runners to finish in any of the places in any order.
  • n. One who swinges.
  • n. Anything very large, forcible, or astonishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who swings or whirls.
  • n. One who swinges.
  • n. Anything very large, forcible, or astonishing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which swings.
  • n. One who or that which swinges.
  • n. Anything very great or astonishing; a stunner; hence, a bold lie; a whopper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
  • n. someone who swings sports implements

Etymologies

to swing + -er (Wiktionary)
to swinge + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Anyway, that's my lead in for a re-cap of Diller's argument applied to Apple's use of Lost + Desperate Housewives (not youtube's content), combined with AOL becoming more than the 'swinging vote' and indeed the 'swinger' - All AOL need do is create a major rumour about a company they are going to buy (eg facebook), contain all leaks by not telling anyone internal, then buy a better company cheaper (need total budget around $2b, ideally MSN, maybe vonage, and something in the organic search advertising side: AOL BUY ADBRITE. com please), poach some senior Google staff and David Faber will be talking about Virginia again.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • That muscle-bound sword swinger had not brains enough" "

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • Yvian was no stupid sword swinger, easily befooled.

    Web Of The Witch World

  • From that album she sang "The Mad Hatter," an uptempo swinger from the short-lived Broadway musical "Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure"; "No Finer Man," a worshipful ballad from "Cyrano de Bergerac: the Musical," which had a brief run two years ago in Tokyo; and the album's title song with lyrics by Maury Yeston.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He must, however, work on perfecting the classic away-swinger, which is the one deficiency in an otherwise accomplished armoury.

    Cricket365 | Cricket

  • The two women who testified Tuesday detailed numerous encounters where they had unprotected sex with Gutierrez, including at several so-called swinger parties in the Wichita area.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Laurel Canyon (2003), each focused on an innocent young woman swept up in the glamorously baffling sex-and-drugs scene swirling around a charismatic older female artist, the situation here is reversed; unexpectedly drawn in to and fascinated by the ultra-domestic household created by a pair of charismatic femmes, the swinger is the straight man (literally).

    SF Weekly | Complete Issue

  • Two women who testified at that hearing detailed numerous encounters where they had unprotected sex with Gutierrez, including at several so-called swinger parties in the Wichita area.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • I'm certain that you are now thinking it; and, besides, at any rate, you look fat and disgusting; so hold down your hands; "and poor F---- retired howling after a tremendous" swinger "-- i.e. swinging box on the ear.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • Peter Alliss may have unbuttoned his shirt at St Andrews but golf is not a game for the wrong kind of swinger

    Tiger Woods' fans want lurid details about his putter, not porn stars

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