1. What does swag mean?

Skills or style

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.


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

Swag means skills or style

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Updated November 10, 2016
2. What does swag mean?

Free stuff

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.


How was CES?
Pretty good, plus I picked up a lot of swag

Michael Scott loves his swag

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Updated November 10, 2016
3. What does Swag stand for?

Scientific wild a** guess


SWAG stands for "scientific wild a** guess," which is a term that refers to an estimate given at a moment's notice or "off the cuff." It is commonly used in project management and military contexts.

SWAG includes the term "scientific" jokingly since there is little thought given to the estimate due to the small amount of time allotted for the thinking process. It may also be seen as "Sophisticated wild a** guess" and "Simple wild a** guess."

One instance when you would see a SWAG is when the project manager at a construction site needs to estimate the cost of a last-minute architectural change. Another example is when a platoon leader needs to estimate how long it will take his troops to march up a muddy hill when a downpour begins.


He gave me a SWAG for the project, but said he'd provide a more thorough estimate by COB Friday

Common SWAG expression

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Updated February 10, 2021

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