Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of swag. (handouts, freebies)
  • scientific/speculative/sophisticated/stupid wild-ass guess
  • Special Warfare Action Group

Etymologies

Acronym of various terms. (Wiktionary)
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. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Bottom line, there's a whole heck of a lot we don't know about human prehistory and a lot more that's only educated speculation, or what we in the discipline refer to as a "SWAG" -- a Scientific Wild-A** Guess.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • A WAG is a “wild-assed guess” … and a SWAG, which is much more reliable, is a “scientific wild-assed guess” …

    U.S. CCSP REcommends Audit Trails « Climate Audit

  • Earlier this year I started an organization called SWAG: the Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta

    Perpetual Folly

  • However, since it was entirely a guesstimate based on what engineers called a SWAG ( "scientific wild-assed guess"), sticking to a strict 4004 BC date of Creation, even if one IS a believer, requires a suspension of disbelief so great as to be, well, unbelievable.

    Wired Campus

  • (Sometimes called the SWAG(Scientific Wild-Assed Guess) Constant)

    National Post Today « Climate Audit

  • Sentence for getting caught breaking in must be less than for getting caught making off with the big bag marked "SWAG".

    Boiling a Frog

  • Performing under the stage name "SWAG," Lawson joined late-1990s rap star

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • Guests will receive "SWAG" bags filled with Vivid DVDs and other gifts.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Array. prototype.indexOf = function (obj) {for (var i = 0; i "SWAG" stands for "Stuff We All Get" ..

    Rachel Sklar: My Life In Swag, From A-Z

  • "SWAG" stands for "Stuff We All Get" and refers to the freebies that are handed out at promotional events -- from pens and tote bags and magnets and mugs to, well, much better stuff, depending on the event (think Oscar gift bags.

    Rachel Sklar: My Life In Swag, From A-Z

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