1. one who takes the booty away after a successful burglary.
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 105: SWAGSMAN, one who carries the booty after a burglary.|
|Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 99/1: Our ‘swagman’ I found at his post, and telling him where to go, I left him and watched the ‘copper’ for some distance.|
2. one who receives stolen goods.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 230: swagman A receiver of stolen goods.|
|DAUL 215/2: Swagman. See Swagger.et al.|