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[ swag-er-ing ]


  1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or behaving in the manner of a person who swaggers.

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Other Words From

  • swagger·ing·ly adverb
  • un·swagger·ing adjective
  • un·swagger·ing·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of swaggering1

First recorded in 1590–1600; swagger + -ing 2
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Example Sentences

Only two years ago, real estate tycoon Xu Jiayin hovered at the top of China’s rich lists as a model of the country’s swaggering, newfound wealth.

Yet Val, equal parts swaggering and wistful, keeps us squarely on Kilmer’s side, suggesting that if he was ever difficult on set, it was only because he cared so much about every project he took on.

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Amir moves from a swaggering hotshot who seems to know it all to a broken man now questioning everything.

Prisons are notoriously tightlipped when it comes to negative publicity, and officials often act with a swaggering confidence.

Jordan was great at playing the swaggering hero on the TV series Friday Night Lights, and can do it again.

First, because by swaggering, “we will fix it—we will move on,” Dimon has claimed dominance over global markets.

The show became a national sensation, with Downey front and center as the swaggering mouthpiece for working-class outrage.

He passed them by, and haughty tenor and swaggering basso again took heart of grace.

What a noble countenance it is, and what a manly, swaggering consciousness of power!

He came on the little stage, first as a swaggering general, then as an admiral, last as a real doughboy of the United States Army.

He turned and went swaggering across the room, and seated himself in the rocking-chair of which I have spoken.

Upon this Bill came swaggering back, and gazed about him triumphantly.





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