Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To reap, to cut for harvest.
  • v. To copulate with (a woman).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To copulate with (a woman).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To perform the act of copulation with; have sexual intercourse.

Etymologies

From Middle English swiven, from Old English swīfan ("to move, sweep, wend, revolve"), from Proto-Germanic *swībanan (“to wipe, sweep”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)weip-, *(s)weib- (“to twist, wind around, swing, sweep, bend”). Cognate with Old Frisian swīva, swīfa ("to waver"), Old Norse svīfa ("to drift, ramble, rove"). Related to Old English swift ("swift"), Middle English swyvel ("swivel"). (Wiktionary)

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  • "'You're drunk, sir," Newton said quite loudly. He was on his feet and was just about to speak even more loudly when he realised that people were looking at him and that the occasion was solemn, so he managed to restrain himself and merely bore down on the astonished Mr Teale and hissed in his ear, 'You're drunk, you swiving bastard, you poxed-up fucking son of a whore.'"
    --The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch, p 93

    July 12, 2009

  • the writings of our dear departed John Wilmot always gave me the impression that it meant, specifically, to have filthy, libertinistic, crab-filled sex with a merkin'd moll or curious young boy

    April 20, 2009

  • to have sexual intercourse with somebody

    June 17, 2008