swag
I. verb (swagged; swagging) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian svagga to sway, rock; akin to Middle Low German swacken to rock Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. sway, lurch 2. sag, droop transitive verb 1. to adorn with swags 2. to arrange (as drapery) in swags II. noun Date: 1660 1. sway 1 2. a. something (as a decoration) hanging in a curve between two points ; festoon b. a suspended cluster (as of evergreen branches) 3. a. goods acquired by unlawful means ; loot b. spoils, profits 4. a depression in the earth 5. chiefly Australian a pack of personal belongings

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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  • swag — (v.) to move heavily or unsteadily, 1520s, probably from O.N. sveggja to swing, sway, cognate with O.E. swingan to swing (see SWING (Cf. swing)). The noun sense of ornamental festoon is first found 1794. Colloquial sense of promotional material… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • swag — index contraband, spoils Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • swag — [ swæg ] noun 1. ) uncount INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED stolen goods 2. ) count AUSTRALIAN a bag or a roll of cloth containing a traveler s personal possessions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • swag — ► NOUN 1) an ornamental festoon of flowers, fruit, and greenery. 2) a curtain or drape fastened to hang in a drooping curve. 3) informal money or goods taken by a thief or burglar. 4) Austral./NZ a traveller s or miner s bundle of personal… …   English terms dictionary

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