Definition of Swagger

1. Noun. An itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work.

Exact synonyms: Swaggie, Swagman
Geographical relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia
Generic synonyms: Gipsy, Gypsy, Itinerant



2. Verb. To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others. "The children swagger to the playground"; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
Exact synonyms: Cock, Prance, Ruffle, Sashay, Strut, Tittup
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Prance, Prancer, Strut, Swaggerer

3. Adjective. (British informal) very chic. "Groovy clothes"

4. Noun. A proud stiff pompous gait.
Exact synonyms: Prance, Strut
Generic synonyms: Gait
Derivative terms: Prance, Strut

5. Verb. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate. "They want to swagger the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Browbeat, Bully
Generic synonyms: Blarney, Cajole, Coax, Inveigle, Palaver, Sweet-talk, Wheedle
Derivative terms: Bully

6. Verb. Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner.
Exact synonyms: Bluster, Swash
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Blusterer, Swaggerer

Definition of Swagger

1. v. i. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.

2. v. t. To bully.

3. n. The act or manner of a swaggerer.

4. n. A swagman.

Definition of Swagger

1. Noun. A bold, or arrogant strut. ¹

2. Noun. A prideful boasting or bragging. ¹

3. Noun. confidence, pride ¹

4. Verb. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner. ¹

5. Verb. To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swagger

1. to walk with a pompous air [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swagger

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Literary usage of Swagger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"The ricket reeling of a crooked swagger ? Ep. fr. Esopus. He reeled his wonted bottle-swagger, ... Some swagger hame, the best they dow, Tie Holy Fair. го. ..."

2. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1853)
"A swagger, a brawl, and a reconciliation. THE Blackfeet warriors, when they effected their midnight retreat from their wild fastness in Pierre's Hole, ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"A swagger, a brawl, and a reconciliation. THE Blackfeet warriors, when they effected their midnight retreat from their wild fastness in Pierre's Hole, ..."

4. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... Carouse—A swagger, a Brawl, and a Reconciliation. THE Blackfeet warriors, when they effected their midnight retreat from their wild fastness in Pierre's ..."

5. Four Years in Secessia: Adventures Within and Beyond the Union Lines by Junius Henri Browne (1865)
"Pleasant Discovery.—Enthusiasm on Board the Flotilla. —Abortive Defenses of the Enemy.—Evidences of Excessive Orthodoxy.— Superstition and swagger. ..."

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