One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A passing critical remark about someone or something.
with object Especially of a motor vehicle or (in early use) a railway locomotive: to strike with a glancing blow or with the side.
Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From side + wipe<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Cumberland (Maryland) Daily Times. From sidewipe.
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