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swish adj : elegant and fashionable; "classy clothes"; "a classy dame"; "a posh restaurant"; "a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"- Julia Child [syn: classy, posh] n : a brushing or rustling sound v : move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open" [syn: lap, swosh, swoosh]

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  1. In the context of "UK|colloquial": sophisticated; fashionable; smooth.
    This restaurant looks very swish — it even has linen tablecloths.
  2. effeminate.


  1. A short rustling, hissing or whistling sound, often made by friction.
  2. A movement of an animal's tail
  3. A twig or bundle of twigs, used for administering beatings; a switch
  4. A successful basketball shot that does not touch the rim or backboard.
  5. An effeminate male homosexual.

Related terms


  1. To make a rustling sound while moving.
    "She swishes the comb through her hair."
  2. To make a shot, as a perfect swish.

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