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side-swipe

side-swipe
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahyd swahyp]
    • /saɪd swaɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahyd swahyp]
    • /saɪd swaɪp/

Definitions of side-swipe word

  • verb with object side-swipe to strike with a sweeping stroke or blow along the side; strike a glancing blow obliquely. 1
  • noun side-swipe such a strike or blow. 1

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Origin of side-swipe

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; side1 + swipe

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Parts of speech for Side-swipe

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

side-swipe popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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