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Meaning of SWAGGER

Pronunciation:  'swagur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a proud stiff pompous gait
  2. [adj]  (British informal) very chic; "groovy clothes"
  3. [v]  act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
  4. [v]  discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
  5. [v]  to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He strut around like a rooster in a hen house."
 

SWAGGER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bluster, browbeat, bully, cock, fashionable, groovy, prance, prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, strut, stylish, swash
 
 See Also: act, behave, blarney, cajole, coax, do, gait, inveigle, palaver, pimproll, sweet-talk, walk, wheedle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Swag"ger\, n.
    A swagman. [Australia]
    
    
  2. \Swag"ger\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swaggered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Swaggering}.] [Freq. of swag.]
    1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a
       pompous, consequential manner.
    
             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.
    
    
  3. \Swag"ger\, v. t.
    To bully. [R.] --Swift.
    
    
  4. \Swag"ger\, n.
    The act or manner of a swaggerer.
    
          He gave a half swagger, half leer, as he stepped forth
          to receive us.                           --W. Irving.
    
    
 

 

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