1. [mid-17C–early 19C] (UK Und.) a shop (and its contents) viewed as booty.
2. [early 18C+] money, either notes and cash.
3. [mid-18C+] (orig. UK Und.) a thief’s booty (esp. linen or clothes as opposed to jewels or plate) or a pedlar’s wares.
4. [mid-18C+] any form of goods; also attrib.
5. [mid-19C] (UK Und.) a share in booty.
6. [mid-19C] a trader in small articles, the keeper of a swag shop
7. [mid-19C] the trade in small, second-rate articles; also attrib.
8. [mid-19C+] a lot or plenty of anything.
9. [mid-19C+] (UK/Aus./N.Z.) the pack carried by an itinerant or vagrant.
10. a robbery.
11. [1990s+] (drugs) cannabis.
12. free merchandise given away at publicity events.
13. [2010s] (UK black) vocabulary, terminology.
14. see swag shop
in the manner of an intinerant’s pack.
[mid-19C] a street-seller of miscellaneous goods; thus swag-barrow, his cart.
[mid–late 19C] (UK Und.) a criminal receiver’s shop or store; thus swag-chovey bloke/bloak, a marine store dealer.
[early-mid-19C] (UK Und.) a receiver of stolen goods.
a thief specializing in silk.
see separate entries.
[early 19C–1920s] a shop that deals wholesale in cheap articles.
see separate entry.
see swagman n.1
[mid-19C] (US Und.) a disappointing haul from a robbery.
[1940s–50s] (N.Z.) a tramp.
[1920s+] (Aus./N.Z.) to travel as an itinerant.
[mid-19C+] (Aus./N.Z.) to carry a pack; note cit. 1861 refers to a tea-chest
[late 19C+] (Aus./N.Z.) to start thinking of leaving one job and going in search of another.
[mid-19C] a seller of penny lots.