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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

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  • Some terms had (and have) a limited lifespan, but no word once printed is ever lost from the language entirely, and shortlived expressions are often significant markers of a...
  • The meaning here may be that the swaggie spends much of his time in jail.
  • Had it not been for the horse and the dogs he might have hoped for a swaggie or some down-and-out wayfarer caught, trapped.
  • Once a jolly jumbuck camped by a billabong under the shade of a swaggie it seems and he sang and he watched while Conzinc mined uranium for more
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