swagman

[ swag-muh n ]
/ ˈswæg mən /
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noun, plural swag·men. Australian.

a tramp, hobo, or vagabond.
anyone who carries a swag while traveling, as a camper or prospector.

Nearby words

  1. swagger coat,
  2. swagger stick,
  3. swaggering,
  4. swaggeringly,
  5. swaggie,
  6. swahili,
  7. swain,
  8. swainson's hawk,
  9. swainson's thrush,
  10. swak

Origin of swagman

First recorded in 1875–80; swag2 + -man

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British Dictionary definitions for swagman

swagman

/ (ˈswæɡˌmæn, -mən) /

noun plural -men

Australian and NZ informal a labourer who carries his personal possessions in a pack or swag while travelling about in search of work; vagrant workerAlso called: swagger, swaggie
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