graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n] If you describe something or someone as swinging, you mean that they are lively and fashionable. [informal, old-fashioned] ⇒ The stuffy '50s gave way to the swinging '60s. ⇒ ...a young student in mid-1960s 'swinging London'.
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