swaggie


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swaggie

(ˈswæɡɪ)
n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) slang Austral and NZ short for swagman
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Noun1.swaggie - an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of workswaggie - an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
gipsy, gypsy, itinerant - a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment; "itinerant traders"
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My school principal, Darryl Bell, was a huge supporter of mine, encouraging me to write poetry and improve my work by attending writers camps and entering competitions, including the Little Swaggie Award which I won in 1988.
Torches were at the ready as the swaggie led the way for a nocturnal view of some native critters.
Speaking of bonza, a swaggie - an original Aussie bushman - awaited us later that evening at Cairns Night Zoo for some billy tea and damper.