a suspended wreath, garland, drapery, or the like, fastened up at or near each end and hanging down in the middle; festoon.
a wreath, spray, or cluster of foliage, flowers, or fruit.
a festoon, especially one very heavy toward the center.
a swaying or lurching movement.
to move heavily or unsteadily from side to side or up and down; sway.
to hang loosely and heavily; sink down.
to cause to sway, sink, or sag.
to hang or adorn with swags.
Other definitions for swag (2 of 3)
free merchandise distributed as part of the promotion of a product, company, etc.
self-confidence and personal style as shown by one's appearance and demeanor: the top ten athletes with the most swag.
Australian. a traveler's bundle containing personal belongings, cooking utensils, food, or the like.
Slang. cool; cute; looking great: She looks so swag in her new jacket.Check out my swag boyfriend.
Australian. to travel about carrying one's bundle of personal belongings.
- Also sweg [sweg] /swɛg/ (for defs. 1, 3) .
Other definitions for SWAG (3 of 3)
scientific wild-ass guess: a rough, intuitive estimate made on the spur of the moment by an expert.
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How to use swag in a sentence
Particularly “exclusivity” and a “swag-like experience” that audiences can take with them to help increase the likelihood of ticket sales by giving them something that feels substantial.The New Yorker Festival sees record ticket sales on its virtual pivot | Kayleigh Barber | October 8, 2020 | Digiday
I told him we had a swag room and asked whether he’d like some swag.
TechCrunch still brings the fun to Disrupt 2020 — Disrupt may be virtual this year, but we’re still making time for levity, swag and kick-ass entertainment.
We refuse to host virtual conference without providing time for levity, swag and kick-ass entertainment.
People can acquire the virtual “swag” by scanning QR codes associated with the designs through the Nintendo Switch Online app.Official Biden-Harris campaign yard signs available for download in Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing’ | rhhackettfortune | September 1, 2020 | Fortune
Sneaker and clothing brands routinely dole out buckets of dough to drape their swag over popular cultural characters.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive | James Joiner | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, though, “his dad rented it to us for $500… I need to send him a package of swag.”Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew | Olivia Nuzzi | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the Rand Paul swag store, there are sections for women and children—but they do not feature any products.
“Ron Paul swag, which is what Rand Paul swag will kind of become, sold everything,” he said.
Neither Rand Paul nor his PAC are associated with Rand Paul swag, and the proceeds do not go to support the would-be candidate.
Next they held a council of war, the grand object of which was to hit upon some plan of robbing the friends of their new swag.
It is watched for me night and day, and if our swag was in the Bank of England it wouldn't be safer than it is.
They put these things together and conjectured at once that the men had now their swag about them in one form or other.
Suppose I show you how to make those two run out of their tent like two frightened women, and never once think about their swag?
But he and mephistopheles joined a company of successful diggers going down with their swag.
British Dictionary definitions for swag
slang property obtained by theft or other illicit means
slang goods; valuables
an ornamental festoon of fruit, flowers, or drapery or a representation of this
a swaying movement; lurch
Midland English dialect a depression filled with water, resulting from mining subsidence
Australian and NZ informal (formerly) a swagman's pack containing personal belongings
go on the swag Australian and NZ informal to become a tramp
swags of Australian and NZ informal lots of
mainly British to lurch or sag or cause to lurch or sag
(tr) to adorn or arrange with swags
(intr) Australian informal to tramp about carrying a pack of personal belongings
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