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Definitions

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

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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