Swagger

Definition of Swagger

Swag´ger
v. i.1.To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
[imp. & p. p. Swaggered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swaggering.]
A man who swaggers about London clubs.
- Beaconsfield.
2.To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
What a pleasant it is . . . to swagger at the bar!
- Arbuthnot.
To be great is not . . . to swagger at our footmen.
- Colier.
v. t.1.To bully.
n.1.The act or manner of a swaggerer.
He gave a half swagger, half leer, as he stepped forth to receive us.
- W. Irving.
1.A swagman.

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