Definition of swifty in English:
noun (plural swifties)informal
1British An alcoholic drink consumed swiftly.
- Three beers later and I'm wondering if Gehry himself popped in here for a swifty before drawing up his crazy plans for the Guggenheim.
- David, Ian and I met in the Bar Code pub for a swifty and to check out the boys.
- Prior to the gig we met up in Comptons for a swifty with Paul but failed rather miserably to persuade him to join us.
2chiefly Australian /NZ A deceptive trick: they had hoped to pull a swifty
More example sentences
- Can I say in defence of the Commonwealth, we were never trying to pull swifties on judicial safeguards.
- Ben McDuff said Latham had deliciously wedged Howard on a security issue and ensured Howard can't pull a swiftie just before the election and welcome home our troops.
- After comparing the accounting organisation's data on income with published Bureau of Statistics household income data, I am satisfied that the accounting organisation are pulling a swifty.
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