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swat (v.)

1796, American English and northern England dialect word, possibly an alteration of Middle English swap "to strike, smite" (see swap), ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Swatted; swatting. The noun is recorded from 1800.

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Definitions of swat
1
swat (v.)
hit swiftly with a violent blow;
2
swat (n.)
a sharp blow;
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