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Swag

Meaning 1 Skills or style
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Swag is a term that refers to a person's sense of style or skills. It is derived from "swagger" and was made popular by hip-hop culture.

Swag is usually preceded by a hashtag (#) and used profusely on Twitter, commony to brag. Because of its popularity, there has been backlash causing many to use it for ironic or mocking purposes.

Example
"Yo, that dude's got so much swag, it's not even fair."
"Nah, he's lame he just rips off other people's looks."
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Updated November 10, 2016
Meaning 2 Free stuff
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A term used to describe free items given away and trade shows and conventions; especially popular at technology conferences; typical items include pens, notepads, stress balls, and t-shirts.

Example
"How was CES?"
"Pretty good, plus I picked up a lot of swag."
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Updated November 10, 2016
Meaning 3 Scientific wild a** guessCensored
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A project management and military term that refers to an estimate given at a moment's notice, or "off the cuff;" uses the term "scientific" jokingly since there typically is little thought given to the estimate; also seen as "Sophisticated wild a** guess" and "Simple wild a** guess."

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"He gave me a SWAG for the project, but said he'd provide a more thorough estimate by COB Friday."
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Updated June 4, 2014

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