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Verb: swagger  swa-gu(r)
  1. 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
  2. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    - browbeat, bully
  3. Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
    - bluster, swash
Noun: swagger  swa-gu(r)
  1. [Austral] An itinerant Australian labourer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    - swagman [Austral], swaggie [Austral]
  2. A proud stiff pompous gait
    - strut, prance
Adjective: swagger  swa-gu(r)
Usage: Brit
  1. (informal) very chic
    "swagger clothes";
    - groovy [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: swaggered, swaggering, swaggers

See also: fashionable, happening, stylish

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

Encyclopedia: Swagger