swingy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

swing +‎ -y

AdjectiveEdit

swingy (comparative swingier, superlative swingiest)

  1. (informal) Having a swinging motion.
    • 2007, The Official Xbox Magazine: Issues 75-78
      the swingy, shooty theatrics of Bionic Commando
    • 2011, Karen Karbo, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel (page 169)
      Which is not to say that a long rope of pearls is the obvious solution—too long and too swingy and you risk looking like you're on your way to a costume party dressed as a flapper.
  2. (informal) Characteristic of swing music.
    • 1942, Billboard magazine
      a swingy rhythm and some swell guitar work
  3. (curling, of ice) Allowing stones to curl more than usual.
Last modified on 20 August 2013, at 20:39