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Swag \Swag\, n.

  1. A swaying, irregular motion.

  2. A burglar's or thief's booty; boodle. [Cant or Slang]
    --Charles Reade.

  3. [Australia]

    1. A tramping bushman's luggage, rolled up either in canvas or in a blanket so as to form a long bundle, and carried on the back or over the shoulder; -- called also a bluey, or a drum.

    2. Any bundle of luggage similarly rolled up; hence, luggage in general.

      He tramped for years till the swag he bore seemed part of himself.


a. Having a colour similar to blue. n. 1 (context slang English) lead. 2 (context Australian slang English) A bushman's blanket. 3 (context Australian slang English) A collection of clothes and other belongings rolled up into a bundle for carrying; a swag. 4 (context Australian slang English) A blue cattle dog, especially a blue heeler. 5 (context Australian slang English) A blue singlet, especially one from the Bonds clothing label. 6 (context AU English) A bluebottle

Bluey (TV series)

Bluey is an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network in 1976.

The series was another police drama from Crawford Productions, but was different from their previous series – Homicide, Division 4 and Matlock Police – in that it focused on a single detective rather than an ensemble, and that the characters were not stock standard archetypes usually seen in police dramas. Stand-up comedian Lucky Grills was cast as the titular Det. Sgt. "Bluey" Hills who, in contrast to the relatively straight detectives seen in Crawford's previous shows, was obese, drank heavily (even on duty), smoked heavily, visited local prostitutes, and would often enact physical violence to criminals.

Bluey (dog)

Bluey (7 June 1910 – 14 November 1939) was an Australian cattle dog owned by Les and Esma Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia. According to the Guinness World Records, Bluey lived 29 years, 6 months and 12 days. Two owners have made unsupported claims for the title in the press for Max and Bella.

Bluey's age, along with that of "Chilla," a mixed-breed ( Labrador-Australian Cattle Dog) reported to have lived to the age of 32 years and 12 days, prompted a study of the longevity of the Australian Cattle Dog to examine if the breed might have exceptional longevity. The 100-dog survey yielded a mean longevity of 13.41 years with a standard deviation of 2.36 years. The study concluded that while the Australian Cattle Dogs do live on average of almost a year longer than most dogs of other breeds in the same weight class, the cases of Bluey and Chilla should be regarded as uncharacteristic exceptions rather than as indicators of common longevity for this entire breed.


Bluey may refer to:

  • Red, or reddish in Australian slang, especially red hair
  • Bluey (nickname), a list of people
  • Robert Bluey (born 1979), American conservative blogger and journalist
  • "Bluey", a character in the Bluey and Curley comic strip drawn by Alex Gurney
  • Bluey (dog) (1910–1939), Australian world's longest living dog
  • Bluey, one of the two mascots of Ipswich Town Football Club
  • A British term for the Pacific saury fish, often imported for use as a sea fishing bait
  • An aerogram sent to a member of the British Armed Forces via the British Forces Post Office
  • Bluey (TV series), a 1976 Australian television series
Bluey (nickname)

Bluey is Australian slang for red, reddish or red hair.

As a nickname, Bluey may refer to:

  • Frank 'Bluey' Adams (born 1935), former Australian rules football player
  • Derek Arnold (born 1941), New Zealand former rugby union player
  • David Bairstow (1951–1998), English cricketer
  • Arthur Bluethenthal (1891–1918), American college football player and World War I pilot
  • Gregory Brazel (born 1954), Australian serial killer
  • Alex Burdon (1879–1943), pioneer Australian rugby league and rugby union footballer
  • Greg Mackey (born 1961), Australian former rugby league footballer
  • Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick (born 1957), British musician, founder of the band Incognito
  • Brian McClennan (born 1962), New Zealand former rugby league footballer and coach
  • Bob McClure (footballer) (1925–2003), Australian rules footballer
  • Tim McGrath (born 1970), former Australian rules footballer
  • Guy McKenna (born 1969), Australian rules football coach and former player
  • Ian Shelton (footballer) (born 1940), former Australian rules footballer
  • Steve Southern (born 1982), Australian former rugby league footballer
  • Keith Truscott (1916–1943), a Second World War ace fighter pilot and Australian rules footballer
  • Jack Watkins (died 1974), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Bluey Wilkinson (1911–1940), Australian speedway rider
  • Billy Wilson (rugby league) (1927–1993), Australian rugby league footballer

Usage examples of "bluey".

He picked out a magnum for Bluey, but balked when choosing something for himself.

By seven in the morning they had the airplane loaded, and Cat followed Bluey around the aircraft, learning the preflight inspection.

He buckled in and, with Bluey reading the checklist and pointing at things, got the engine started.

When they were over South Georgia and the Okefenokee Swamp, Bluey opened an eye, glanced at the instrument gauges, then went back to sleep.

Cat started to flare for a landing, but Bluey took hold of the control column.

Cat took the controls as Bluey began to tap a new longitude and latitude into the loran.

He hoped Bluey would do a better job of calculating fuel the following night.

But what would Bluey do if he was left here with ten thousand dollars and an airplane with new numbers and papers?

Cat looked nervously about him as Bluey, strapped into the left seat for the first time, did his run-up of the airplane.

On the floor between the seats lay an Ithaca riot gun--a short, 12-gauge shotgun holding eight double-ought buckshot shells--that Bluey had bought from Spike.

He watched as Bluey switched on the taxi and landing lights, flipped in twenty degrees of flaps, trimmed for takeoff, and shoved the throttle in.

They sat with the brakes on, vibrating, until the engine reached full power, then Bluey released the brakes.

Then, at fifty-five knots, Bluey hauled back on the yoke, and the airplane staggered into the air at what seemed to Cat an impossible angle of ascent.

An hour later Bluey set up a landing at Marathon, called Flight Services and canceled his flight plan, then roared down the runway, ten feet above the ground.

Cat lunged for the yoke as Bluey turned his attention to the loran, punching in another set of coordinates.