One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fight or brawl.fight, scuffle, fracas, brawl, struggle, tussle, fist fight, fisticuffs, melee, scrimmage, free-for-all, free fight, affray, fray, riot, skirmish, exchange, clash, encounterView synonyms
Fight or brawl.
brawl, come to blows, exchange blows, assault each other, attack each other, hit each other, punch each otherView synonyms
- ‘It has enough sex, swedging and swearing to satisfy the baser appetites of his fanbase but there is something new too - a sense of compassion, a drop of balm among the bile.’
Perhaps related to dialect swag ‘sway heavily’.
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