Definitions for: Swagger


[n] a proud stiff pompous gait
[adj] (British informal) very chic; "groovy clothes"
[v] act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
[v] discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
[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."



Webster (1913) Definition: Swag"ger, n.
A swagman. [Australia]


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.


Swag"ger, v. t.
To bully. [R.] --Swift.


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.

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

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