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I've used it for years as an alternative to "loot", as in the pirates' swag.

 

From dictionary.com:

 

1.

1. An ornamental drapery or curtain draped in a curve between two points.

2. An ornamental festoon of flowers or fruit.

3. A carving or plaster molding of such an ornament.

2. Slang. Stolen property; loot.

3. Australian. The pack or bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman.

4. Slang. Herbal tea in a plastic sandwich bag sold as marijuana to an unsuspecting customer.

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SWAG.... Stuff We All Get... a term that is used a lot as in SWAG bags... the handouts at events and whatnot. It's just kind of morphed into a bunch of different uses.

 

This comes up a lot. Actually swag is not an acronym for "stuff we all get". It is an old slang word for booty and dates to the early 1800's.

 

In British thieves' slang swag was 'a thief's plunder or booty; a quantity of goods unlawfully acquired'. The term appears in Grose's 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, where one of the definitions is 'any quantity of goods'. James Hardy Vaux, who was a convict in Australia, includes the term in the slang dictionary compiled in 1812 and published in his Memoirs in 1819: 'The Swag is a term used in speaking of any booty you have lately obtained'.

 

In Australia the term swag was transferred from the quantity of goods acquired by a thief to the possessions carried by a traveller in the bush.

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I've used it for years as an alternative to "loot", as in the pirates' swag.

 

From dictionary.com:

 

1.

1. An ornamental drapery or curtain draped in a curve between two points.

2. An ornamental festoon of flowers or fruit.

3. A carving or plaster molding of such an ornament.

2. Slang. Stolen property; loot.

3. Australian. The pack or bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman.

4. Slang. Herbal tea in a plastic sandwich bag sold as marijuana to an unsuspecting customer.

 

So i have been caching for 3 years now, and have been hearing this "Swag" term used. Can anyone give me their version of what it means? i kinda feel out of the loop -_- thanks :P

 

In Geocaching terms, it is the stuff you find in a cache.

 

Swag is the common stuff you might find or drop in a cache ie: mctoys, golf balls, keychains etc.

 

If it's a personal sig item, it's called Mojo.

 

This is a good place to get your future geocaching terminology questions answered. RM

 

SWAG.... Stuff We All Get... a term that is used a lot as in SWAG bags... the handouts at events and whatnot. It's just kind of morphed into a bunch of different uses.

 

SWAG.... Stuff We All Get... a term that is used a lot as in SWAG bags... the handouts at events and whatnot. It's just kind of morphed into a bunch of different uses.

 

This comes up a lot. Actually swag is not an acronym for "stuff we all get". It is an old slang word for booty and dates to the early 1800's.

 

In British thieves' slang swag was 'a thief's plunder or booty; a quantity of goods unlawfully acquired'. The term appears in Grose's 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, where one of the definitions is 'any quantity of goods'. James Hardy Vaux, who was a convict in Australia, includes the term in the slang dictionary compiled in 1812 and published in his Memoirs in 1819: 'The Swag is a term used in speaking of any booty you have lately obtained'.

 

In Australia the term swag was transferred from the quantity of goods acquired by a thief to the possessions carried by a traveller in the bush.

 

Yea what they said!?!

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