Swift

Primary Meanings of Swift

1.
n
an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
2.
n
United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
Full Definitions of Swift
1

n an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)

Synonyms:
Dean Swift, Jonathan Swift
Example of:
ironist, ridiculer, satirist
a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
2

n United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)

Synonyms:
Gustavus Franklin Swift
Example of:
meat packer, packer
a wholesaler in the meat-packing business

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