1. (Aus./Can./US) a Scandinavian.
|Alma Record (MI) 24 Nov. 9/3: ‘You dirty Scowegian ingrate [...] you don’t get no sixty dollars from me’.|
|Sun (Sydney) 24 Feb. 8: Some Russian Finns, Maltese, Germans, Scowegians, Italians, Chinese, and Bolshies.|
|Amer. Lang. (4th edn) 296: For Scandinavian: scowegian, scowoogian.|
|Sun. Times (Perth, WA) 16 Mar. 10/1: Some genius of humor dubbed the Norsemen ‘Scowegians’.|
|Sea Lang. Comes Ashore 158: Scowegian. A late name for a Swede.|
|Of Whales and Men 239: I’ve just asked this dumb Scowegian a simple question which he can’t answer.|
|Tightrope Men 57: You know who I mean – the local Scowegian we saw yesterday.|
|(con. c.1960) Brophy Collection 65: Scowegian. [A] Scandinavian (humorous) [DARE].|
2. a Scandinavian vessel.
|Arrow (Sydney) 2 July 9/2: Fancy, me haggling with the broken-nosed skipper of a broad-beamed Scowegian for a tow.|
|Blackwood’s Mag. CCLI 100/1: These Scowegian tramps sometimes carry a sheet-anchor to wind’ard.|