One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Making a swishing sound or movement.
- ‘What I have in Kim is one of those cute little women with a swishy ponytail who cuts people off in traffic while swearing like a Marine.’
- ‘Giving Anna an encouraging nod of her head she began to walk towards me, her long swishy skirt billowing around her in the breeze.’
- ‘I glanced at her ensemble, which consisted of a long patchwork skirt and a long swishy sort of top.’
- ‘Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow.’
- ‘And so, my skirt very swishy and my hands very clenched for some reason, I run, run like I am flying, back to the store of instruments.’
- ‘Not only does he prove his comedic bona fides, he manages to ground his bizarre portrayal (more swishy than swashbuckling) with more than one-note caricature.’
- ‘The skirt is swishy and wide, and covers her down to where her garters meet her fishnets.’
- ‘Molly whined, pulling back her hair into a long and swishy ponytail.’
- ‘I may have been wrong, as by that time I had given up trying to follow the plot, and was sitting back enjoying the singing and the cast making spectacles of themselves, in multi-hued and swishy costumes.’
- ‘Today Ivy was wearing a long, swishy, gypsy skirt that came down to her ankles.’
- ‘I think I may have gone deaf after the gig. Every noise has a sort of swishy quality to it.’
- ‘He had a point; Adelaide was wearing a low cut green shirt that showed off the edges of her neon green bra, and dark green pants, that were made of a swishy, soft material, like silk.’
- ‘Jake was watching the digital clock on the side table when he heard it: a swishy noise, like a nylon jacket brushing lightly up against another piece of material.’
- ‘I want to have my own little pony, and he will be white with a swishy tail and have beautiful soulful brown eyes.’
2North American offensive, informal (of a man) effeminate.womanish, unmanly, effete, foppish, affected, niminy-piminy, mincing, posturingView synonyms
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.