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Definition of "swagman" []

  • Australian A man who seeks casual work while traveling about carrying his swag. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swagman" in a sentence
  • "The existence of the swagman is the happiest vagrant's life in the world."
  • "In any case, though I had not thought about the matter before, I guess the jolly swagman was a sheep rustler, wasn't he?"
  • "Also characteristic of swagman attire was a hat strung with corks to ward off flies."