American rapper Jay-Z is widely credited with popularising the word “swag”. Picture: Alamy
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Jay-Z is the one who made ‘swag’ cool but guess which famous writer used it first

The 2011 Hip Hop Word of the Year has just been added to the Oxford English Dictionary but the word was first used by none other than Shakespeare

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American rapper Jay-Z is widely credited with popularising the word “swag”. Picture: Alamy
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