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A small, thin rod used to stir (especially mixed alcoholic) drinks. The bar has these custom-made swizzle sticks that look very cool in your cocktail. Tom's got an extraordinary collection of swizzle sticks from bars around the world!
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n. a drunkard. (From the name of a short stick used to stir an alcoholic drink.) That guy is a swizzle-stick. Don’t give him any more.
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