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A man who seeks casual work while traveling about carrying his swag.
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n, pl -men
informal Austral and NZ a labourer who carries his personal possessions in a pack or swag while travelling about in search of work; vagrant worker. Also called: swagger or swaggie
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n., pl. -men. Australian.
1. a tramp or vagabond.
2. anyone who carries a swag while traveling.
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|Noun||1.||swagman - 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
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