Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Scowegian n.

also Scowoogian
[SE Scandinavian + Norwegian]

1. (Aus./Can./US) a Scandinavian.

[US]Alma Record (MI) 24 Nov. 9/3: ‘You dirty Scowegian ingrate [...] you don’t get no sixty dollars from me’.
[UK]F.C. Bowen Sea Sl.
[Aus]Sun (Sydney) 24 Feb. 8: Some Russian Finns, Maltese, Germans, Scowegians, Italians, Chinese, and Bolshies.
[US]Mencken Amer. Lang. (4th edn) 296: For Scandinavian: scowegian, scowoogian.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth, WA) 16 Mar. 10/1: Some genius of humor dubbed the Norsemen ‘Scowegians’.
[US]J.C. Colcord Sea Lang. Comes Ashore 158: Scowegian. A late name for a Swede.
[US]R. Robertson Of Whales and Men 239: I’ve just asked this dumb Scowegian a simple question which he can’t answer.
[UK]D. Bagley 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.

[Aus]Arrow (Sydney) 2 July 9/2: Fancy, me haggling with the broken-nosed skipper of a broad-beamed Scowegian for a tow.
[Scot]Blackwood’s Mag. CCLI 100/1: These Scowegian tramps sometimes carry a sheet-anchor to wind’ard.