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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

swagswæg(n.; v.)swagged, swag•ging.

  1. (n.)a suspended garland, drapery, etc., fastened at each end and hanging down in the middle; festoon.

  2. a wreath or cluster of foliage, flowers, or fruit.

  3. a swale.

  4. a swaying or lurching movement.

  5. (v.i.)to sway or lurch.

  6. to hang loosely and heavily; sag.

  7. (v.t.)to cause to sway or sag.

  8. to adorn with swags.

Origin of swag:

1520–30; perh. < Scand; cf. Norw svaga, svagga to sway, rock

swagswæg(n.; v.)swagged, swag•ging.

  1. (n.)Slang. plunder; booty. money; valuables.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. Australian. a traveler's bundle containing food and belongings.

    Category: British

  3. (v.i.)Australian. to travel about carrying one's bundle of belongings.

    Category: British

Origin of swag:

1805–15; perh. identical with swag1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swag(noun)

    valuable goods

  2. loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money(noun)

    goods or money obtained illegally

  3. swag(verb)

    a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman

  4. sag, droop, swag, flag(verb)

    droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

  5. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen(verb)

    walk as if unable to control one's movements

    "The drunken man staggered into the room"

  6. swag(verb)

    sway heavily or unsteadily


  1. swag(Noun)

    A burglar's or thief's booty; a boodle.

  2. swag(Noun)

    Handouts, freebies, or giveaways, such as those handed out at conventions.

  3. swag

    A bushman's possessions tied up in a blanket and carried over the shoulder on a long stick.

  4. swag

    A large quantity (of something).

  5. swag

    : a wild guess or ballpark estimate.

    I can take a swag at the answer, but it may not be right.

  6. Origin: Shortening of swagger#Noun

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swag(verb)

    to hang or move, as something loose and heavy; to sway; to swing

  2. Swag(verb)

    to sink down by its weight; to sag

  3. Swag(noun)

    a swaying, irregular motion

  4. Swag(noun)

    a burglar's or thief's booty; boodle


  1. Swag

    In Australia and New Zealand, a swag is a portable sleeping unit. It is normally a bundle of belongings rolled in a traditional fashion to be carried by a foot traveller in the bush. Before motor transport was common, foot travel over long distances was essential to agriculture in the Australian bush. It is sometimes referred to as a "backpack bed". Swags have been carried by shearers, miners, the unemployed, and many others, some of whom would have been happy to have been called swagmen and some not. A swag was sometimes known as a bluey, for example see the lyrics to the 1959 song "I've Been Everywhere".

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stolen goods.

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