AskDefine | Define swagger

Dictionary Definition

swagger adj : (British informal) very chic; "groovy clothes" [syn: groovy]

Noun

1 an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work [syn: swagman, swaggie]
2 a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: strut, prance]

Verb

1 to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house" [syn: ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock]
2 discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate [syn: browbeat, bully]
3 act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner [syn: bluster, swash]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act or manner of a swaggerer.

Translations

The act or manner of a swaggerer

Verb

  1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
  2. To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.

Derived terms

Translations

To walk with a swaying motion
To boast or brag noisily

Extensive Definition

Swagger may refer to:
  • Bob Lee Swagger, a fictional character created by Stephen Hunter
  • Swagger stick, a riding crop carried by a uniformed person as a symbol of authority
  • Swagger, an album by punk band Flogging Molly
  • Swagger, an album by rock band Gun

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