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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swagnoun

    valuable goods

  2. loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty moneynoun

    goods or money obtained illegally

  3. swagverb

    a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman

  4. sag, droop, swag, flagverb

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

  5. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careenverb

    walk as if unable to control one's movements

    "The drunken man staggered into the room"

  6. swagverb

    sway heavily or unsteadily


  1. swagnoun

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

    Etymology: Shortening of swagger#Noun

  2. swagnoun

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

    Etymology: Shortening of swagger#Noun

  3. swag

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

    Etymology: Shortening of swagger#Noun

  4. swag

    A large quantity (of something).

    Etymology: Shortening of swagger#Noun

  5. swag

    a wild guess or ballpark estimate.

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

    Etymology: Shortening of swagger#Noun

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swagverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. sveggja, sveigja to bend, to sway, Norw. svaga to sway. See Sway.]

  2. Swagverb

    to sink down by its weight; to sag

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. sveggja, sveigja to bend, to sway, Norw. svaga to sway. See Sway.]

  3. Swagnoun

    a swaying, irregular motion

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. sveggja, sveigja to bend, to sway, Norw. svaga to sway. See Sway.]

  4. Swagnoun

    a burglar's or thief's booty; boodle

    Etymology: [Cf. Icel. sveggja, sveigja to bend, to sway, Norw. svaga to sway. See Sway.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swag

    swag, n. (slang) anything obtained by plunder: baggage, esp. that carried by one tramping through the bush, a swagman's pack: the subsidence of a mine-roof: a festoon or hanging cluster of flowers.—ns. Swag′ger, Swag′man, one who carries his swag about with him in his search for work; Swag′shop, a place where cheap and trashy goods are sold. [Prob. swag (v.).]

  2. Swag

    swag, v.i. to sink down by its own weight.—adj. Swag′-bell′ied, having a large projecting belly. [Prob. conn. with sway.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SWAG in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SWAG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of SWAG in a Sentence

  1. Christina Aguilera:

    [ Timberlake ] had swag. Back then Justin Timberlake had swag, but I know Ryan Gosling did have a crush on Britney Spears. I think so.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with a Scientist about the glass being half-full and half-empty, she/he says that it's a SWAG (Scientific Wild Assumption Guess) based on only visual observation but not substantiated by any experimental data; and therefore it must be inaccurate. She/he will suggest that you do the following: (a) mark the glass at the bottom of the meniscus of the content, (b) pour the content into a bigger glass, (c) fill the empty glass with fresh content up to the mark, (d) add the original content back in, (e) note whether or not the combined content overflows the lip of the glass, (f) conclude that either the glass was more than half full if it overflows, or it was more than half-empty if it doesn't reach the top, (g) conclude that it was either half-full or half-empty only if it neither overflows nor fails to reach the top. Just a word of caution: Don't be surprised if the scientist, doesn't matter she or he, after all that "scientific discussion" asks you: "Now, what was your question again?

  3. Judge Howie Mandel:

    You have the whole package, not only do you have swag, you have talent. You are a beautiful young lady.You have style.You are going places.

  4. Tyler Seguin:

    He doesnt get nervous, hes always had that swag, no matter what.

  5. Justin Bieber:

    I will come with a kick a ** album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable.... the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so, but I will come with a vengeance believe that.

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