swagman

noun

swag·​man ˈswag-mən How to pronounce swagman (audio)
chiefly Australia
: drifter
especially : one who carries a swag when traveling

Examples of swagman in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swagman was in 1851

Dictionary Entries Near swagman

Cite this Entry

“Swagman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swagman. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

swagman

noun
swag·​man ˈswag-mən How to pronounce swagman (audio)
chiefly Australian
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