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go on the swag
informal To live as a vagrant. "Swag" is an Australian word for a pack containing a vagrant's belongings. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. You haven't saved up any money? If you lose this job, you'll end up going on the swag!
hump (one's) swag
slang A "bluey" is a bundle of goods carried by a vagrant or traveler. Primarily heard in Australia.
1. To live as a vagrant. Have you saved up any money? If you lose this job, you'll be humping your swag before you know it!
2. To carry one's belongings on one's back. Primarily heard in New Zealand. Aren't there any attendants who can help us with this luggage? They don't honestly expect us to hump our swag, do they?
hump the swag
obsolete slang To transport one's luggage on one's back. "Swag" is a slang term for a bundle of goods carried by a vagrant or itinerant. Primarily heard in Australia. Aren't there any attendants who can help us with this luggage? They don't honestly expect us to hump the swag, do they?
1. A bag used to hold or store stolen goods. The criminal shot his partner in the back and took off with the swag bag. Come on, show us the swag bag! How many jewels did you manage to lift?
2. A bag containing or meant to hold items given away at events ranging from award shows to conferences. Look at all the stuff in this swag bag from the HR conference! Pens, a clipboard—even an inflatable beach ball! The contents of an Oscars' swag bag are always downright jaw-dropping—and wildly expensive.
slang An abbreviation of "scientific wild-ass guess," meaning an estimate or guess based on very simple evidence, reasoning, or logic. Now, this is just a SWAG, but judging from the calculations I jotted down just now, we need to clear about $500,000 in sales to recoup our development costs. I never trust weather forecasts—in this country, they're little more than SWAGs!
1. noun Stolen goods or money; loot. Come on, show us the swag you scored from the jewelry shop! We found about $100,000 worth of swag in the suspect's storage locker.
2. noun Small promotional items given away at events such as conferences. Look at all the swag I got at that HR conference! Pens, a clipboard, even a beach ball!
3. noun Extreme self-confidence. A shortened form of the word "swagger." All the girls want to date him because he's got swag.
4. adjective Cool; awesome. Yeah, that dude's pretty swag.
5. interjection Cool; awesome. Hey, there's free pizza here! Swag!
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