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swag /swæg/ 

 (countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers. 

A bedding roll, usually made of canvas, for sleeping in the open air. Some swags are like long sleeping bags, but more solid.

Example: Slept in my swag under the stars for two nights and that was an amazing/unique experience - the stars were so incredibly beautiful. ( 

2 A collection or number of things, such as a ‘swag of ideas’.

Example: Mel, who owns a photographic business, is selling a swag of shares to pay for a renovation. (


Sleeping in a swag and rolling the swag up later

(photos by Athena Kerley)