Which of these slang words is an early ’90s word for getting free stuff?
“Schwag” is sometimes heard as “swag,” but they mean the same thing. People have used swag and schwag since the 1960s, but it didn’t start there.
“Swag” goes as far back as the 17th century, when people used it to mean stolen goods and thievery. Now, we use it when we get free stuff, like the pens and water bottles you get at an event or for a promotion.