from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ornamental drapery or curtain draped in a curve between two points.
- n. An ornamental festoon of flowers or fruit.
- n. A carving or plaster molding of such an ornament.
- n. Promotional items, especially when given for free, considered as a group.
- n. Slang Stolen property; loot.
- n. Australian The pack or bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman.
- n. Slang Herbal tea in a plastic sandwich bag sold as marijuana to an unsuspecting customer.
- intransitive v. Chiefly British To lurch or sway.
- intransitive v. Australian To travel about with a pack or swag.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sway; to cause to sway;
- v. To droop.
- v. To decorate (something) with loops of draped fabric.
- n. A loop of draped fabric.
- n. A low point or depression in land; especially, a place where water collects.
- n. Style; fashionable appearance or manner.
- n. The booty of a burglar or thief; a boodle.
- n. Handouts, freebies, or giveaways, such as those handed out at conventions.
- n. The possessions of a bushman or itinerant worker, tied up in a blanket and carried over the shoulder, sometimes attached to a stick.
- n. A small single-person tent, usually foldable in to an integral backpack.
- n. A large quantity (of something).
- n. Alternative capitalization of SWAG; a wild guess or ballpark estimate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To hang or move, as something loose and heavy; to sway; to swing.
- intransitive v. To sink down by its weight; to sag.
- intransitive v. To tramp carrying a swag.
- n. A swaying, irregular motion.
- n. A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle.
- n. A tramping bushman's luggage, rolled up either in canvas or in a blanket so as to form a long bundle, and carried on the back or over the shoulder; -- called also a bluey, or a drum.
- n. Any bundle of luggage similarly rolled up; hence, luggage in general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sink down by its weight; lean; sag.
- To move as something heavy and pendent; sway.
- n. An unequal, hobbling motion.
- n. Same as swale, 2.
- n. A bundle; the package or roll containing the possessions of a swagman.
- n. A festoon. See the quotation.
- n. In decorative art, an irregular or informal cluster: as, a swag of flowers in the engraved decoration of a piece of plate.
- n. In coalmining, a subsidence of the roof, in consequence of the working away of the coal: same as weighting.
- n. A large quantity: a lot; hence, plundered property; booty; boodle.
- To tramp about in search of work, carrying one's swag. See swagman, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. valuable goods
- n. a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
- v. walk as if unable to control one's movements
- v. droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
- v. sway heavily or unsteadily
- n. goods or money obtained illegally
Probably of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from Old Norse sveggja ("to swing, sway") (Wiktionary)
Shortening of swagger (noun). (Wiktionary)
From British thieves′ slang. (Wiktionary)