What does SWAG mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

SWAG Meaning

SWAG refers to a person, usually a boy, who displays confidence.

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How is SWAG used? Use Cases & Examples

A derivative of the word swagger, SWAG refers to someone who displays confidence to the point of being arrogant or cocky. Another meaning of SWAG refers to promotional items that advertise companies and products.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang termSWAG:

-Here comes Aaron. Bring on the swag!

-Travis got no swag.

-I’m gonna take my swaggy self over there and shoot my shot.

-These are the best swag bags we’ve ever gotten. They have socks AND t-shirts!

How to Identify if your child is using the SWAG slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term SWAG is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can easily be adjusted at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the SWAG slang word

The teenage years are a time for brutal self-criticism for many teens. Using the term SWAG as your base, start a conversation with your kid about social life and perception vs. reality.

  • Help me understand the term swag. Is it used for a kid whom everyone thinks is cool or for a kid who thinks he’s cool himself but other people just think he’s arrogant?
  • Why do you think certain people want to appear as if they have swag?
  • What makes you feel like you have swag?
  • Do famous people like singers and actors talk about being swaggy?

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