Complete Definition of "swag"

see|SWAG
English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æɡ|-æɡ

Noun
en-noun

  1. A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle.
  2. AU a bushmans' possessions tied up in a blanket and carried over the shoulder on a long stick.
  3. handouts, freebies or giveaways, such as those handed out at conventions. (The backronym "Stuff We All Get" has been suggested for this meaning, but it is probably not the etymology.)
  4. a wild guess or ballpark estimate (The backronyms "Stupid Wild Ass Guess" and "Scientific Wild Ass Guess" have been suggested for this meaning, but it is probably not the etymology but rather a backronym.)

#:I can take a swag at the answer, but it may not be right.

  1. a loop of draped fabric
Quotations
; loop of draped fabric
2005, w:Alan Hollinghurst|Alan Hollinghurst, w:The Line of Beauty|The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, 438

Translations
;boodle
French: butin m
;bushman's possessions in a drape
French: balluchon, baluchon m

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