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Why is swag called swag?

The word Swag is actually an acronym for “Stuff We All Get”, originated from the .com years where companies used these give-away items as promotional mechanisms. Another meaning is an acronym for “Scientific Wild Ass Guess”. Another meaning in the pirate days: Swag was a term for pirate “booty” or treasure.

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Similarly, what does the slang term swag mean?

up vote -4. Swag generally means to have or do something that is “cool” features. This is term is often used to describe a person i.e.: Your example. S.W.A.G stands for stuff we all get, and generally describes give-aways such as samples or trials, at conventions or events.

Secondly, what does swag mean in social media? SWAG=Scientific Wild Assed Guess.It has no particular meaning when used as a slang however in literal meaning, it means a hanging(e.g of a curtain) YOLO=You Only Live Once. Teenagers these days use such kind of words on social networking sites.

Also asked, is swag a real word?

That’s a slang word that refers to stylish confidence. It shows up in songs (“Check out my swag, yo / I walk like a ballplayer”—Jay Z) and social media hashtags, but this word derives from swagger, not from stolen goods. And though it sounds newer than the “free stuff” swag, this swag is actually older.

When did people say swag?

The first mention of the word swag goes back to 1593 when it meant “controlling influence.” The term had been dying down for a while, then resurfaced in the 1800s. Why? Swag has been used for centuries among British thieves as slang for stolen loot.

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