swag

1
[ swag ]
/ swæg /

noun

verb (used without object), swagged, swag·ging.

to move heavily or unsteadily from side to side or up and down; sway.
to hang loosely and heavily; sink down.

verb (used with object), swagged, swag·ging.

to cause to sway, sink, or sag.
to hang or adorn with swags.

Nearby words

  1. swaddle,
  2. swaddling clothes,
  3. swaddy,
  4. swadeshi,
  5. swados,
  6. swage,
  7. swage block,
  8. swager,
  9. swagger,
  10. swagger coat

Origin of swag

1
1520–30; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian svaga, svagga to sway, rock

swag

2
[ swag ]
/ swæg /

noun

Slang.
  1. plunder; booty.
  2. money; valuables.
  3. free merchandise distributed as part of the promotion of a product, company, etc.
  4. self-confidence and personal style as shown by one's appearance and demeanor: the top ten athletes with the most swag.
  5. schwag(def 1).
Australian. a traveler's bundle containing personal belongings, cooking utensils, food, or the like.

adjective

Slang. cool; cute; looking great: She looks so swag in her new jacket.Check out my swag boyfriend.

verb (used without object), swagged, swag·ging.

Australian. to travel about carrying one's bundle of personal belongings.
Also sweg [sweg] /swɛg/ (for defs 1, 3).

Origin of swag

2
First recorded in 1790–1800; special uses of swag1

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British Dictionary definitions for swag

swag

/ (swæɡ) /

noun

verb swags, swagging or swagged

Word Origin for swag

C17: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian svagga to sway

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