My biggest regret in packing for school was leaving behind my vampire teeth. My second was neglecting to bring my Compact OED so I could give more detailed descriptions of lovely words like “swash.”

After I do well on my Diplomacy midterm tomorrow, I’m going to go swashing down the street.

It is so fun to say:

Swash.      Truly onomatopoetic.

n.  1.
1. A splash of water or other liquid hitting a solid surface.
2. The sound of such a splash.
3. A narrow channel through which tides flow.
4. A bar over which waves wash freely.
5. Swagger or bluster.
6. A swaggering or blustering person.

v.   swashed, swash·ing, swash·es
1. To strike, move, or wash with a splashing sound.
2. To swagger.

1. To splash (a liquid).
2. To splash a liquid against.

“swash.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 10 Nov. 2008. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/swash>.

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