Definition of swinger in English:

swinger

noun

  • 1informal A lively and fashionable person who goes to a lot of social events.

    ‘one of the oldest swingers in town’
    ‘a wild swinger who parties late’
    • ‘One of the original swingers has a new hit on his hands.’
    • ‘Some of the oldest swingers in town are looking forward to a night of nostalgia on Friday.’
    • ‘He a wild swinger who parties late.’
    • ‘Naturally, one of the oldest swingers in town was delighted.’
    • ‘His glossy technique as a straight jazz swinger is formidable.’
  • 2informal A person who engages in group sex or the swapping of sexual partners.

    ‘a twilight world of swingers and wife-swapping’
    • ‘I call it an open marriage, or just refer to ourselves as swingers.’
    • ‘They were falsely accused of being swingers.’
    • ‘My husband wants us to try a swinger's club.’
    • ‘He's a swinger and he asked if I would be into it.’
    • ‘The pair were swingers who hosted their own sex parties.’
  • 3Cricket
    A bowler who makes a delivery of a ball deviate sideways from a regular course in the air.

    ‘the left-handed swinger was the toughest player in the League’
    • ‘Slow swingers may need a ball with slightly higher spin.’
    • ‘He is the undisputed king of the Ashes swingers.’
    1. 3.1 A ball delivery that deviates sideways from a regular course.
      ‘the innings fell away to Johnson's away swingers’
      • ‘His repertoire is basically restricted to out swingers with the new ball.’
      • ‘He edged an away swinger to the wicket-keeper.’
      • ‘Such away swingers have beaten the best batsmen from both teams.’
      • ‘One run later, he nudged an away swinger.’
      • ‘The very first delivery of the day was a lovely swinger.’

Pronunciation

swinger

/ˈswɪŋə/