swaggie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swaggie an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Swaggie A swagman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swaggie Same as swagman, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

At swaggy, waggy or shoggyshou.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Swaggy went along the track some miles, brooding over his wrongs, and crossed Sandy Creek.
"Children of the Bush" by Henry Lawson
At swaggy, waggy or shoggyshou.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
Mr. Swaggie was limp enough when it was over.
"A Little Bush Maid" by Mary Grant Bruce
Just at this time two swaggies, who had come up the Range, banged at the door.
"From Chart House to Bush Hut" by Charles W. L. Bryde
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In poetry:

No billy can was in his hand,
No heavy swag he bore,
But deep and awful were the oaths
That swagless swaggie swore.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
They only laughed, and said good-bye,
And rode away to brag
Of how they stuck a swaggie up
And robbed him of his swag.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
I’m finished with the bush for good,
I’m off to Wagga town
Where they won’t stick a swaggie up
Or take a swaggie down.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington

In news:

Bill O'Reilly has more swaggie than Justin Bieber.
Nick Young leads 76ers, 'all part of the Swaggy P movement'.
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