Definition of swive in English:

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Pronunciation: /swʌɪv/


[with object] archaic or humorous
Have sexual intercourse with.
Example sentences
  • Ragnor Magnusson was in the midst of swiving the most beautiful woman in all the Norselands, and he was bored.
  • And all the pretty little girls that our heroes swived were just being lied to and used.
  • Dr Poynting said swiving was a 17th century word for sex, found in the erotic verses of the Earl of Rochester, and was equivalent in those days to the crudest modern swear words.


Middle English: apparently from the Old English verb swīfan 'move (along a course), sweep'.

Words that rhyme with swive

alive, arrive, chive, Clive, connive, contrive, deprive, dive, drive, five, gyve, hive, I've, jive, live, MI5, revive, rive, shrive, skive, strive, survive, thrive

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