from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Australian A man who seeks casual work while traveling about carrying his swag.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An itinerant person who walks from farm to farm carrying a swag and seeking work, often in exchange for food and lodging.
  • n. A fence, a middleman for transactions of stolen goods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bushman carrying a swag and traveling on foot; -- called also swagsman, swagger, and swaggie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seller of low-priced trashy goods, trinkets, etc.
  • n. A man who travels in search of employment: so called because he carries his swag, or bundle of clothes, blanket, etc. Also swags-man, swagger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work


From swag +‎ man; Australian sense from 1869. (Wiktionary)



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