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Verb: swagger  swa-gu(r)
  1. Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
    - bluster, swash [archaic]
     
  2. To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    "He swaggers around like a rooster in a hen house";
    - tittup, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay [N. Amer], cock
     
  3. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    - browbeat, bully
Adjective: swagger  swa-gu(r)
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Very chic
    "swagger clothes";
    - groovy [Brit, informal]
Noun: swagger  swa-gu(r)
  1. Confident, arrogant and self-important manner or behaviour
    - swag [informal]
     
  2. A proud stiff pompous gait
    - strut, prance
     
  3. [Austral, informal] An itinerant Australian labourer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    - swagman [Austral], swaggie [Austral, informal]

Derived forms: swaggers, swaggered, swaggering

See also: fashionable, hip [informal], stylish

Type of: act, behave, blarney, cajole, coax, do, gait, gipsy, gypsy, inveigle, itinerant, palaver [informal, rare], sweet-talk [informal], walk, wheedle

Encyclopedia: Swagger