Definition of swag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//swæɡ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//swæɡ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (old-fashioned, informal) goods that have been stolen synonym loot Burglars don't actually carry large bags labelled ‘Swag’.
  2. 2[uncountable] (informal) products given away free, especially at a marketing event Everyone who attends gets a swag bag and a T-shirt.
  3. 3[countable, usually plural] cloth that is hung in large curved folds as decoration, especially above a window There were swags of curtain material draped around the bed.
  4. 4[countable] (Australian English, New Zealand English) a pack of things tied or wrapped together and carried by a traveller They set off on foot with swags on their backs.
  5. 5[countable] (Australian English, New Zealand English, informal) a large number, amount or variety of something The novel has won a swag of awards.
  6. 6[countable, usually plural] a bunch of flowers or fruit that is carved onto walls, etc. as decoration The mantelpiece was carved with swags of fruit and flowers.
  7. 7[uncountable] (informal, approving) a confident attitude that you admire This guy's got some serious swag. The team are getting their swag back.
  8. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘bulging bag’): probably of Scandinavian origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: swag