1. to exchange.
|Mother Bombie V iii: Ile not swap my father for all this.|
|F&H].Cleomenes n.p.: I would have swopp’d Youth for old age, and all my life behind, To have been then a momentary man [|
|Hudibras Redivivus II:2 5: Those, who to preserve their Health, Had swop’d their little Store of Wealth.|
|F&H].Wood’s Half-pence n.p.: A fine lady swapping her moles for the mange [|
|Proceedings at Assizes Home Circuit Mar. 7/1: He desired to look at mine, and after some chaffering together, I swopp’d with him.|
|Jealous Wife V ii: Swopped her? swopped my daughter for a horse?|
|View of Society II 48: The hostler then says ‘he has a choice nag or Daisy-kicker to sell or swap’.|
|Only Sure Guide 177: Swop,v, to exchange.|
|Vocab. 185: To Swop or Swap, ‘to exchange’.|
|Real Life in London I 250: I swapped the grey for an entire horse.|
|Prairie Logbooks (1983) 273: They brought several of their own to ‘swap’.|
|Silas Marner 64: What! has he swopped with you for that big-boned hack of yours?|
|Sl. Dict. 316: Swap to exchange. Grose says it is Irish Cant, but the term is now included in most dictionaries as an allowed vulgarism.|
|Auckland Eve. Star (Supp.) 30 Oct. 6/3: I’d actually swap that imperishable leg off to you for two pounds of water-crackers and a tin cup full of Jamaica rum. Is it a go?|
|Sazerac Lying Club 122: You like him schwap? (swap).|
|Sheffield Gloss. 247: Swap or Swop, to exchange.|
|No. 5 John Street 145: You two countries ought to swap grandmothers, and then you’d match.|
|Powers That Prey 213: ‘Let’s swap looks at each other under this glim here.’ And the robber drew Pankerd toward the street-lamp.|
|Jock of the Bushveld 391: After breakfast we went to the store to ‘swop’ news with the men on the spot.|
|Aus. Felix (1971) 30: In that laughable sing-song of his [he] had offered to ‘swop’ him.|
|One Basket (1947) 413: I’d swap ’em all for one good elm.‘Blue Glasses’|
|Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 12: I’d like to swap a little talk, Fred.|
|Long and the Short and the Tall Act II: Where you come from they still swop things for sheep.|
2. to dismiss from a job.
|Kipps (1952) 91: I been wanting a chnage. If ’e ’adn’t swapped me, I should very likely ’ave swapped ’im.|
|Hist. of Mr Polly (1946) 35: Parsons was not only summoned for assault but ‘swapped,’ and packing his box.|
3. (US, also swap off) to cheat, to take in.
|Uncle Remus 27: Den Brer Fox know dat he bin swop off mighty bad.|
|Tales of the Home Folks 159: He wants tobacco, and I want coffee an’ tea. Come, watch me swap him out of his eye teeth.|
(US prison) to take alternate active/passive roles in anal intercourse.
|Sex Variants.‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry|
|Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 43: swap cans (v.): To alternate in the act of pedication.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 157: Their usually even-steven relationship [...] is known as [...] swapping cans.|
to talk in confidence.
|‘Hectic Harlem’ in N.Y. Amsterdam News 8 Feb. section 2: SWAP DANDRUFF. – To talk confidentially.|
(US black) to have sexual intercourse.
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] swap gravy Definition: to engage in coitus; the act of sex Example: I tol’ that hoe that wees a gonna lock legs and swap gravy.|
to engage in a shooting match.
|Story Omnibus (1966) 210: What I’d like [...] would be for whosoever wants to swap lead with our high-diving deputy to wait his turn.‘Corkscrew’|
|Buckaroo’s Code (1948) 82: You’ve got lots of guts when a man is on the run, but you don’t have much when it comes to facing him and swapping lead.|
see sense 3 above.
see separate entries.
1. to perform oral intercourse.
|Scarlet Pansy 263: He was over in the corner swapping spit with something nice he had a crush on. They had no time for anything but sex stunts.|
|DAUL 216/1: Swap spits. 1. To kiss lingeringly. 2. (P) To engage in mutual pederasty.et al.|
|Cross of Lassitude 299: Remember how in Wentworth we thought we were so great just because we’d swap a little spit?|
2. (also suck spit, swap chews, ...tongues) to kiss, usu. with tongues.
|Amboy Dukes 82: We’ll kiss and swap spits.|
|Golden Spike 71: Let’s swop spit?|
|Blackboard Jungle 196: You ever swap spit?|
|5000 Adult Sex Words and Phrases.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 158: swap spits to kiss passionately.|
|Z-Link 30 Oct.–1 Nov. [Internet] Not the place for P.D.A., but if she leaves with you, you’ll at least get to swap spit.|
|Alice in La-La Land (1999) 54: Phillip and Charles started swapping tongues, which is something we don’t encourage.|
|Lex. of Cadet Lang. 377: usage: ‘I wouldn’t want to be swapping spit with her — fuck knows what weird things live in her mouth!’.|
|(con. 1940s–60s) Straight from the Fridge Dad 180: Swapping chews Kissing.|
|N.Y. Post 7 June 10/1: ‘Sex and the City’ star Chris Noth sidled up to Winona Ryder and proceeded to swap spit with the ‘Girl, Interrupted’ star for ‘at least 25 minutes,’ a spy said.|
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] suck spit n. mouth to mouth contact involving the exchange of saliva.|
|Mad mag. Jan. 25: Britney and Madonna shamelessly swap spit.|
3. in joc./fig. use, to become intimate, to bond.
|(con. 1975–6) Steel Toes 63: Let’s get inside. You can swap spit later.|