(Swash), a. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy. [Prov. Eng.]
(Swash), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swashing.] [Probably of imitative
origin; cf. Sw. svasska to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to rodomontade.]
1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.
2. To fall violently or noisily. [Obs.] Holinshed.
3. To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.
1. Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.
2. A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore,
or a bar over which the sea washes.
3. Liquid filth; wash; hog mash. [Obs.]
4. A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior. [Obs.]
5. A swaggering fellow; a swasher.
(Swash"buc`kler) n. A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer.
(Swash"er) n. One who makes a blustering show of valor or force of arms. Shak.
1. Swaggering; hectoring. "A swashing and martial outside." Shak.
2. Resounding; crushing. "Swashing blow." Shak.
(Swash"way`) n. Same as 4th Swash, 2.
(Swash"y) a. Soft, like fruit that is too ripe; quashy; swash. [Prov. Eng.]