Swag Swag, n. 1. A swaying, irregular motion. [1913 Webster]

2. A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle. [Cant or Slang] --Charles Reade. [1913 Webster]

3. [Australia] (a) 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}. (b) Any bundle of luggage similarly rolled up; hence, luggage in general.

He tramped for years till the swag he bore seemed part of himself. --Lawson. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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