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ˈswæg mənswag·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swagman, swagger, swaggie(noun)

    an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

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  1. swagman(Noun)

    A transient temporary worker, who travels by foot from farm to farm carrying the traditional swag.

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  1. Swagman

    A swagman is an old Australian and New Zealand term describing an underclass of transient temporary workers, who travelled by foot from farm to farm carrying the traditional swag. Also characteristic of swagman attire was a hat strung with corks to ward off flies. Particularly during the Depression of the 1890s and the Great Depression of the 1930s, unemployed men travelled the rural areas of Australia on foot, their few meagre possessions rolled up and carried in their swag. Typically, they would seek work in farms and towns they travelled through, and in many cases the farmers, if no permanent work was available, would provide food and shelter in return for some menial task. Another form of the swagman was the "pack horse bagman" who rode a horse and led one or two pack horses in his travels, typically in the Northern Territory. The pack horse bagman called in at stations where he would work shoeing horses, mustering, repairing bores, etc.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swagman in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swagman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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