Definition of swizz in English:


Line breaks: swizz
Pronunciation: /swɪz
(also swiz)


[usually in singular] British informal
A thing that is disappointing or represents a mild swindle: what a swizz!
More example sentences
  • He may have made his name by insisting on good value for consumers, but his latest TV schtick is fast emerging as a bit of a swizz.
  • The motoring lobby had been protesting, like so many schoolboys banned from baking their conkers, that concealed speed cameras were a rotten swizz.
  • Perhaps this is a swizz, or perhaps it saves diehard fans paying a tenner for three second-rate filler tracks.


early 20th century: abbreviation of swizzle2.

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