swagman

noun
swag·​man | \ˈswag-mən \

Definition of swagman 

chiefly Australia

: drifter especially : one who carries a swag when traveling

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Synonyms for swagman

Synonyms

bindle stiff, bum, bummer, hobo, sundowner [Australian], swaggie [chiefly Australian], tramp, vagabond, vagrant

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Examples of swagman in a Sentence

the swagman who roams through the outback is a mythic figure in Australia

First Known Use of swagman

1851, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near swagman

swagger

swagger stick

swaggie

swagman

swago bass

Swahili

swain

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The first known use of swagman was in 1851

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