Swag meaning

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The definition of a swag is something hanging in a curved shape or is slang for money or property that is stolen or taken.

An example of swag is a drapery hung in a curve between two points.

An example oif swag is the box of free merchandise given to presenters at the Emmy awards.

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Swag is commonly used to describe items acquired as free giveaways or promotional items.

I got two t-shirts, a pen and a travel mug in my swag bag from the game convention.

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(intransitive and) To sway; to cause to sway.
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(intransitive) To droop; to sag.

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To decorate (something) with loops of draped fabric.
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A low point or depression in land; especially, a place where water collects.
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(slang) Style; fashionable appearance or manner.
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(countable) The booty of a burglar or thief; a boodle.
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(uncountable) Handouts, freebies, or giveaways, such as those handed out at conventions.
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(countable, Australia, dated) The possessions of a bushman or itinerant worker, tied up in a blanket and carried over the shoulder, sometimes attached to a stick.
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(countable, Australia, by extension) A small single-person tent, usually foldable in to an integral backpack.
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(countable, Australia, New Zealand) A large quantity (of something).
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(Australia) To travel on foot carrying a swag (possessions tied in a blanket). [From 1850s.]
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Alternative form of swag. (handouts, freebies)
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Alternative capitalization of SWAG; a wild guess or ballpark estimate.

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

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Promotional items, especially when given for free, considered as a group.
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(slang) Stolen property; loot.
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(australian) The pack or bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman.
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To sway or lurch.
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To hang down; sag.
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To decorate with swags.
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To hang in a swag.
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A swaying or lurching.
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A valance, garland, chain, etc. hanging decoratively in a loop or curve; festoon.
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(chiefly british) To lurch or sway.
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(australian) To travel about with a pack or swag.
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Origin of swag

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From swag, an English slang word. Swag is not an acronym, although several backronyms have been created using its letters; the capitalization SWAG is used when the term is being treated as if it were an acronym.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Old Norse sveggja (“to swing, sway")

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of swagger (noun).

    From Wiktionary

  • From British thieves"² slang.

    From Wiktionary

  • Acronym of various terms.

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