- swage block,
- swagger coat,
- swagger stick,
Origin of swaggering
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of swagger
Examples from the Web for swaggering
Amir moves from a swaggering hotshot who seems to know it all to a broken man now questioning everything.Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’|Tim Teeman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Ryan Gosling Rumored For J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars’ Movie: Let’s Cast It|Marlow Stern|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First, because by swaggering, “we will fix it—we will move on,” Dimon has claimed dominance over global markets.Jamie Dimon’s Hubris Unshakable as JPMorgan Reelects Him to Top Two Posts|Nomi Prins|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The show became a national sensation, with Downey front and center as the swaggering mouthpiece for working-class outrage.‘Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’: The Pundit’s Rise and Fall|Marlow Stern|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Thus marched he out, swaggering down the streets, and swinging his twig of almond-tree in his hand.The Pacha of Many Tales|Frederick Marryat
The destinies be most neat chamberlains to these swaggering puritans, knights of the subsidy.
A little good living would have made this youth plump and swaggering.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
His step was swaggering and he looked immensely satisfied with himself.Army Boys on the Firing Line|Homer Randall
One of them was a swaggering man of wealth, about sixty-three years of age.Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders|William A. Alcott
Word Origin for swagger
1590, first recorded in Shakespeare ("Midsummer Night's Dream"), probably a frequentative form of swag (v.). Related: Swaggered; swaggering. The noun is attested from 1725.