Definition of swagman in English:


Syllabification: swag·man
Pronunciation: /ˈswaɡˌman
, ˈswaɡmən/

noun (plural swagmen)

Australian/New Zealand
A person carrying a swag.
More example sentences
  • Homeless men were, in Australia, known as ‘swagmen’ ‘cause they carried a swag around with them, which was a rolled up sleeping mat and waterproof blanket.
  • Fewer and fewer people living in this country feel any cultural connection with jolly swagmen, billabongs and coolibah trees.
  • The song is just about resistance to heavy handed authority when the swagman in fact rejected most of the trappings of society, either out of necessity or choice.

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