Etymology
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swinging (adj.)

1550s, "moving to and fro," present-participle adjective from swing (v.). Meaning "marked by a free, sweeping movement" is from 1818. Sense of "uninhibited" is from 1958.

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Definitions of swinging
1
swinging (n.)
changing location by moving back and forth;
Synonyms: swing / vacillation
2
swinging (adj.)
characterized by a buoyant rhythm;
a swinging pace
Synonyms: lilting / swingy / tripping
From wordnet.princeton.edu