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S.W.A.K.

1.
sealed with a kiss (written at the end of a love letter or on the back of its envelope).
Also, SWAK
[swak] /swæk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Word Origin and History for swak

SWAK

acronym for sealed with a kiss, attested from 1911, in a legal publication quoting a letter from 1909:

"... Well Kid I don't know nothing else to say only that I hope to see your sweet face Sat. Good by from your Dear Husban to his sweet little wife. P. S. excuse bad writing and mispelled words take all mistakes as kisses. S.W.A.K. * * *" This letter was postmarked at Des Moines October 20, 1909, addressed to Carrie Sprague at Jefferson, Iowa, and reached the latter place October 21, 1909. [State v. Manning (a conspiracy to lure women into prostitution case), Supreme Court of Iowa, Nov. 16, 1910, reported in "Northwestern Reporter," Volume 128, 1911]
Popularized in soldiers' letters home in World War I.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for swak

swag

noun
  1. Stolen goods, money, etc; loot (1794+)
  2. Souvenirs, etc, sold at rock-and-roll concerts: Somehow, these trifling collectibles came to be known as swag (1990s+)

[probably fr the swag, ''sack,'' in which loot might be carried]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for swak

SWAK

sealed with a kiss
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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