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swagger stick

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noun
  1. a short, batonlike stick, usually leather-covered, sometimes carried by army officers, soldiers, etc.

Origin of swagger stick

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for swagger stick

Historical Examples

  • Captain Winfree said, flinging his swagger-stick toward the calendar.

    The Great Potlatch Riots

    Allen Kim Lang

  • Sheen possessed himself of this swagger-stick, and reasoned with the sportive youth.

    The White Feather

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Captain Winfree, straight in his scarlet-trimmed winter greens, tapped the toe of one boot with his swagger-stick.

  • He peeled off his overcoat and hung it on the hall tree, sticking his swagger-stick in one of its pockets.

  • Drummond was wont to keep a swagger-stick by his bedside for the better observance of law and order.

    The White Feather

    P. G. Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for swagger stick

swagger stick

esp Brit swagger cane

noun
  1. a short cane or stick carried on occasion mainly by army officers
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