Main definitions of swizzle in English

: swizzle1swizzle2

swizzle1

noun

  • A mixed alcoholic drink, especially a frothy one of rum or gin and bitters:

    ‘a rum swizzle’
    • ‘They are giddy with jetlag and an unspecified number of rum swizzles (an evening ritual) from the Yankee Clipper.’
    • ‘The concierge thrust a rum swizzle at me as the calypso band struck up a bright number.’
    deception, trick, cheat, hoax, subterfuge, stratagem, wile, ruse, artifice, swindle, racket
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Stir (a drink) with a swizzle stick:

    ‘he would swizzle it into a froth and pour it out for us’
    • ‘Pour on the vodka, the raspberry liqueur, then the juice, then the soda. Swizzle it all with a swizzle stick and you're good to go.’
    deceive, trick, dupe, outwit, fool, delude, cheat, take in, bluff, hoax, mislead, misguide, lead on, defraud, double-cross, swindle, gull, finagle, get the better of
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Origin

Early 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

swizzle

/ˈswɪz(ə)l/

Main definitions of swizzle in English

: swizzle1swizzle2

swizzle2

noun

British
informal
  • another term for swizz
    • ‘To me this seemed a bit of a swizzle.’

Origin

Early 20th century: probably an alteration of swindle.

Pronunciation

swizzle

/ˈswɪz(ə)l/