swaggie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From swag(man) +‎ -ie.

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Noun[edit]

swaggie (plural swaggies)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A swagman.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber & Faber 2003, p. 40:
      The swaggie shifted on his heels. His attitude was uncertain.
    • 2015, Patricia Grace, Chappy, ISBN 9780143572398, page 25:
      Gentry or not, the swaggies would go from place to place in the hope of being given work, a meal and somewhere to sleep.

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