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swashing Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb make violent, noisy movements
  2. verb dash a liquid upon or against
    plash; splatter; splash; spatter; splosh; swash.
    • The mother splashed the baby's face with water
  3. verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.
  4. verb act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
    swash; swagger; bluster.

Swash"ing adjective
  1. Swaggering; hectoring. "A swashing and martial outside." Shak.
  2. Resounding; crushing. "Swashing blow." Shak.

Webster 1913