from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move with a hissing or whistling sound, as a whip.
- intransitive v. To rustle, as silk.
- transitive v. To cause to make a swishing sound.
- transitive v. To strike or cut with a swishing sound.
- transitive v. To whip with a rod.
- n. A sharp whistling or rustling sound: the swish of scythes.
- n. A movement making such a sound.
- n. A rod used for flogging.
- n. A stroke made with such a rod.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.
- adj. Informal Fashionable; posh: "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac” ( Julia Child).
- adj. Slang Effeminate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. sophisticated; fashionable; smooth.
- adj. effeminate.
- n. A short rustling, hissing or whistling sound, often made by friction.
- n. A sound of liquid flowing inside a container.
- n. A movement of an animal's tail
- n. A twig or bundle of twigs, used for administering beatings; a switch
- n. A successful basketball shot that does not touch the rim or backboard.
- n. An effeminate male homosexual.
- v. To make a rustling sound while moving.
- v. To make a shot, as a perfect swish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To flourish, so as to make the sound swish.
- transitive v. To flog; to lash.
- intransitive v. To dash; to swash.
- n. A sound of quick movement, as of something whirled through the air.
- n. Light driven spray.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To flog; lash.
- To flourish; brandish; make quick, cutting motions with; switch.
- To affect by swishing: as, to swish off the heads of flowers with a cane.
- To move, or make a movement, with a swash or flourish, or with a sound like the washing of small waves on the shore, or of swift movement through the air, of which the word swish is imitative.
- n. A sound as of water lapping the shore, or of swift movement through the air; a rustling.
- n. A swish-broom.
- In a swishing manner, or with a swishing sound; with a swish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
- n. a brushing or rustling sound
- adj. elegant and fashionable
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)