- 1A curtain or piece of fabric fastened so as to hang in a drooping curve.More example sentences
- In fact, to listen to her, you would think the flesh hung from her shoulders like swags from a curtain rail.
- Top treatments can run the gamut from elaborate swags to a simple piece of fabric tossed casually across a wooden drapery pole.
- Hence the bewildering array of prime-time programmes showing inept plumbers caught on CCTV or grown men making curtain swags out of potato sacks.
- 1.1A decorative garland or chain of flowers, foliage, or fruit fastened so as to hang in a drooping curve: swags of holly and mistletoeMore example sentences
- Even on the street itself are votive shrines set into the wall, lovingly adorned with plastic flowers or swags of neon lights.
- They are decorated with stylised masks on cartouches, from which there extend swags carrying fruit.
- Nurseries are stocked with greenery - garlands, wreaths, and conifer swags - for adorning a door, gate, or wall over a fireplace.
- 1.2A carved or painted representation of a swag of flowers, foliage, or fruit: fine plaster swagsMore example sentences
- The squeegee method creates looping swags of paint which resemble fabric folds, or even, at times, X-ray images of rib cages.
- The boardroom is highly traditional: it is panelled in a late 17 th-century fashion, with pedimented doorways and some rather fine carved swags.
- Position and stitch a swag and holiday motif over the seam as shown.
- 2.1Products given away free, typically for promotional purposes: local studios provide swag, spirits, and foodMore example sentences
- Nothing gets a teacher's attention like free swag for her/his students.
- It was a disappointing show in terms of swag.
- The beautiful people then relocated to a private Gift Lounge inside where they "shopped" for free swag to make themselves even more beautiful.
- 2.2chiefly US Marijuana, typically of a low grade: prices range from $40 a 10-seed packet for some Jamaican swag to $345 per pack for something tastierMore example sentences
- To my surprise, the lead singer was the same guy who sold me some swag earlier.
- A first time smoker will get stupid high off of swag.
- My best friend's dad was actually my swag dealer for a while.
- 3Australian/New Zealand A traveler’s or miner’s bundle of personal belongings.More example sentences
- During the Depression when you were a young girl, a very young girl in fact, of course this was still a period when men with swags walked the country roads in search of a job, in search of a meal.
- Elders climb stiffly out of the bus, while the young ones unload swags off the top.
- The only thing I could do was make for the revolver that was in my swag.
- 3.1 • informal A large number, amount, or variety: the seller left a swag of unpaid billsMore example sentences
- To put it bluntly, I get a swag of emails from league fans - including fans living in Brisbane - who think the Broncos are ‘up themselves!’
- Last year the band received a nomination for Best Live Act at the Australian Live Music Awards as well as doing a swag of gigs around the country including the Big Day Out.
- No apologies for the stroke of fortune, just as there was no real complaint in 1998 when Labor picked up more votes nationwide but was unable to crack a swag of narrowly-held marginal seats.
verb (swags, swagging, swagged)[with object] Back to top
- 1Arrange in or decorate with a swag or swags of fabric: swag the fabric gracefully over the curtain tie-backs (as adjective swagged) the swagged contours of nomads' tentsMore example sentences
- Tiny flower prints or gingham for a casual country look, swagged silky fabric, bright or pastel tissue paper for more formal occasions.
- Silk and velvet fabrics were draped, swagged, or suspended from ceilings to achieve a graceful yet ordered effect.
- Be sure you have enough fabric to swag gently across the bed and behind the headboard or mattress.
Middle English (in the sense 'bulging bag'): probably of Scandinavian origin. The original sense of the verb (early 16th century) was 'cause to sway or sag'.
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- The British & World English dictionary