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swagger

[ swag-er ]
/ ˈswæg ər /
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verb (used without object)
to walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air.
to boast or brag noisily.
verb (used with object)
to bring, drive, force, etc., by blustering.
noun
swaggering manner, conduct, or walk; ostentatious display of arrogance and conceit.
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Origin of swagger

First recorded in 1580–90; swag1 + -er6

synonym study for swagger

1. See strut1.

OTHER WORDS FROM swagger

swag·ger·er, nounoutswagger, verb (used with object)
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How to use swagger in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for swagger (1 of 2)

swagger1
/ (ˈswæɡə) /

verb
(intr) to walk or behave in an arrogant manner
(intr often foll by about) to brag loudly
(tr) rare to force, influence, etc, by blustering
noun
arrogant gait, conduct, or manner
adjective
British informal, rare elegantly fashionable

Derived forms of swagger

swaggerer, nounswaggering, adjectiveswaggeringly, adverb

Word Origin for swagger

C16: probably from swag

British Dictionary definitions for swagger (2 of 2)

swagger2

swaggie (ˈswæɡɪ)

/ (ˈswæɡə) /

noun
other names for swagman
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