Definition of schwag in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃwaɡ


[mass noun] informal , chiefly US
1Products given away free, typically for promotional purposes: I’ll be showing you the best of the schwag I get my hands on each day
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  • Utilizing branded vehicles, street-team schwag and a sprawling interactive billboard, it was able to capture attention multiple times and in various locations.
  • When I worked in a major university's Department of Surgery, drug companies provided once-a-week lunches for the residents, and regularly passed out all kinds of schwag to the doctors.
  • What was unusual about this particular bit of schwag is that it wasn't adorned with the sponsoring company's logo.
2Cannabis, typically of a low grade: even potheads couldn’t smoke that schwag
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  • This is an important distinction between high-quality marijuana and schwag.
  • If using schwag, the ratio should probably be doubled.
  • Prices for low quality weed (schwag) are substantially lower.


1990s: alteration of swag, perhaps after words of Yiddish origin, such as schlub, schmuck, etc..

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