Definition of Swaggering

1. Adjective. Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy. "A more swaggering mood than usual"




2. Adjective. Flamboyantly adventurous.
Exact synonyms: Swashbuckling
Similar to: Adventuresome, Adventurous

Definition of Swaggering

1. Verb. (present participle of swagger) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swaggering

1. swagger [v] - See also: swagger

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swaggering

swagbelly
swage
swage block
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swagers
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swagger portrait
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swaggerer
swaggerers
swaggering (current term)
swaggeringly
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swaggy
swaging
swagman
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swagshop
swagshops
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Literary usage of Swaggering

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1. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"One who makes a furious noise with sword and buckler, to appal antagonists ; a bravo, or swaggering ruffian. Their men are тегу ruffians and ..."

2. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Would swagger, swear, get drunk, kick up a riot, swaggering. ... RI The first of my loves was a swaggering blade, . Ib. S. II. Swain. ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Nor is there any considerable humor in the way in which Falstaff plays upon the name of his swaggering agent : " No more, Pistol ; I would not have you go ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"... and swaggering billies. QUEASY, adj. (old : now recognised).—Qualmish ; squeamish. ... swaggering ..."

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