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swag Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun valuable goods
  2. noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.
  3. noun a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
  4. verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; sag; droop.
  5. verb walk as if unable to control one's movements
    lurch; stagger; keel; careen; reel.
    • The drunken man staggered into the room
  6. verb sway heavily or unsteadily

Swag intransitive verb
Cf. Icel. sveggja, sveigja to bend, to sway, Norw. svaga to sway. See Sway.
imperfect & past participle Swagged ; present participle & verbal noun Swagging
  1. To hang or move, as something loose and heavy; to sway; to swing. Prov. Eng.
  2. To sink down by its weight; to sag. Sir H. Wotton.
    I swag as a fat person's belly swaggeth as he goeth. Palsgrave.
Swag noun
  1. A swaying, irregular motion.
  2. A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle. Cant or Slang Charles Reade.

Webster 1913