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swag

interjection

noun

  • promotional material.
    I won some swag from a local radio station.
    My boyfriend got swag at school.

    Last edited on Apr 15 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 11 1998.

  • an approximation or educated guess. Acronym of "scientific wild-assed guess." Contrast with the less-precise "wag" (wild-assed guess).
    He didn't really know, so he just took a swag at it.

    Last edited on Oct 29 2009. Submitted by BP from IN, USA on Sep 06 2002.

  • stolen property heisted from trucks or vendors. Allegedly an abbreviation for "Stolen Without A Gun."

    Last edited on Dec 10 2008. Submitted by Francis M. on Dec 10 2008.

  • style. From swagger.
    That boy got some swag.

    Last edited on Feb 13 2009. Submitted by Tim T. on Feb 13 2009.

  • an approximation or educated guess. Acronym of "stupid wild-ass guess." Contrast with the less-precise "wag" (wild-assed guess).
    He didn't really know, so he just took a swag at it.

    Last edited on Sep 09 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 09 2010.

  • from swagger. The appearance of being very cool, smooth, looking good, dressing nice and often having lots of money to flash which draws them the attention of others. A way of carrying yourself like a star.
    Look at him, he has so much swag!

    Last edited on Apr 21 2013. Submitted by The Last Don on Aug 31 2011.

noun - uncountable

notes

  • In the "promotional material" sense, "swag" is allegedly an acronym for "stuff we all get."
    I won some swag from a local radio station.

    Last edited on Jan 05 2005. Submitted by j s. on Jan 05 2005.

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take a brody

verb

  • taking a chance on something. Origin: Steven Brody, who reportedly had jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886 and survived the fall. Hence the meaning of taking a big chance. It is a local colloquialism in Philadelphia.
    I took a brody on the bottle of brandy. (Meaning he bought it without tasting it.)
    I took a brody on a horse race once. It didn't work out for me.

    Last edited on Jun 05 2013. Submitted by Francis M. on Dec 10 2008.

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