Definition of Swagman

1. Noun. An itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work.

Exact synonyms: Swagger, Swaggie
Geographical relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia
Generic synonyms: Gipsy, Gypsy, Itinerant



Definition of Swagman

1. n. A bushman carrying a swag and traveling on foot; -- called also swagsman, swagger, and swaggie.

Definition of Swagman

1. Noun. (Australia) A transient temporary worker, who travels by foot from farm to farm carrying the traditional swag. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swagman

1. a hobo [n SWAGMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swagman

swagger portrait
swagger portraits
swagger stick
swaggered
swaggerer
swaggerers
swaggering
swaggeringly
swaggers
swaggery
swaggie
swaggies
swagging
swaggy
swaging
swagman (current term)
swagmen
swags
swagshop
swagshops
swagsman
swagsmen
swail
swails
swain
swaining
swainings
swainish
swainishness
swainishnesses

Literary usage of Swagman

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Same as swagman fq.v.). Specially used in New Zealand. The word has also the modern English slang sense. 1875. Lady Barker, ' Station Amusements in New ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"swagman, n. a man travelling through the bush carrying a ... 156 : "We pulled up a swagman. He was walking very slow ; he was a bit lame too. ..."

3. The Song of the Manly Men: And Other Verses by Frank Hudson, Ballantyne Press (1908)
"... THE swagman I HAVE starved on crowded pavements, in the solitudes athirst, I have laid me down despairing in the desert thrice accursed; I have seen the ..."

4. Saddle and Song: A Collection of Verses Made at Warrenton, Va., During the (1905)
"Three slabs fell out of the stable wall— 'Twas done 'fore ever the trooper knew— And Ryan, as soon as he saw them fall, Mounted the swagman and rushed him ..."

5. Australian Life in Town and Country by Ernest Charles Buley (1905)
"part in wrecking the swagman's health. Many end their days in the country hospitals, which are so largely supported by collections taken up at every ..."

6. Australian Life in Town and Country by Ernest Charles Buley (1905)
"part in wrecking the swagman's health. Many end their days in the country hospitals, which are so largely supported by collections taken up at every ..."

7. David Kennedy: The Scottish Singer : Reminiscences of His Life and Work by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, David Kennedy (1887)
"The swagman or tramp is a kind of demoralized " gaberlunzie," who trudges from ... The professional swagman walks to live. One species of tramp is the ..."

8. Australian Life in Town and Country by Ernest Charles Buley (1905)
"Many end their days in the country hospitals, which are so largely supported by collections taken up at every shearing-shed, and to which the swagman has ..."

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