Meaning of swag bag in English:

swag bag

Pronunciation /ˈswaɡ baɡ/


  • 1 informal A bag used to carry stolen goods or loot.

  • 2A bag containing free gifts, typically given away to people attending an event, frequently for promotional purposes.

  • 3Australian, New Zealand A bag designed to be carried as a swag.

  • 4US rare A large travel bag with several compartments and pockets.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From swag + bag.