Meaning of swill

swill

Pronunciation: (swil), [key]
— n.
  1. liquid or partly liquid food for animals, esp. kitchen refuse given to swine; hogwash.
  2. kitchen refuse in general; garbage.
  3. any liquid mess, waste, or refuse; slop.
  4. a deep draught of liquor.
  5. contemptibly worthless utterance or writing; drivel.
—v.i.
  1. to drink greedily or excessively.
—v.t.
  1. to drink (something) greedily or to excess; guzzle.
  2. to feed (animals) with swill: to swill hogs.
  3. to wash by rinsing or flooding with water.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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