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swag·ger

 (swăg′ər)
intr.v. swag·gered, swag·ger·ing, swag·gers
1. To walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air.
2. To brag; boast.
n.
A swaggering manner of moving or behaving.

[Probably frequentative of swag.]

swag′ger·er n.
swag′ger·ing·ly adv.

swagger

(ˈswæɡə)
vb
1. (intr) to walk or behave in an arrogant manner
2. (often foll by: about) to brag loudly
3. (tr) rare to force, influence, etc, by blustering
n
arrogant gait, conduct, or manner
adj
informal rare Brit elegantly fashionable
[C16: probably from swag]
ˈswaggerer n
ˈswaggering adj
ˈswaggeringly adv

swagger

(ˈswæɡə) or

swaggie

n
other names for swagman

swag•ger

(ˈswæg ər)

v.i.
1. to strut about with an insolent air.
2. to boast noisily; bluster.
v.t.
3. to force by blustering; bully.
n.
4. a swaggering manner; ostentatious display of arrogance.
[1580–90; probably < swag1]
swag′ger•er, n.

swagger


Past participle: swaggered
Gerund: swaggering

Imperative
swagger
swagger
Present
I swagger
you swagger
he/she/it swaggers
we swagger
you swagger
they swagger
Preterite
I swaggered
you swaggered
he/she/it swaggered
we swaggered
you swaggered
they swaggered
Present Continuous
I am swaggering
you are swaggering
he/she/it is swaggering
we are swaggering
you are swaggering
they are swaggering
Present Perfect
I have swaggered
you have swaggered
he/she/it has swaggered
we have swaggered
you have swaggered
they have swaggered
Past Continuous
I was swaggering
you were swaggering
he/she/it was swaggering
we were swaggering
you were swaggering
they were swaggering
Past Perfect
I had swaggered
you had swaggered
he/she/it had swaggered
we had swaggered
you had swaggered
they had swaggered
Future
I will swagger
you will swagger
he/she/it will swagger
we will swagger
you will swagger
they will swagger
Future Perfect
I will have swaggered
you will have swaggered
he/she/it will have swaggered
we will have swaggered
you will have swaggered
they will have swaggered
Future Continuous
I will be swaggering
you will be swaggering
he/she/it will be swaggering
we will be swaggering
you will be swaggering
they will be swaggering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swaggering
you have been swaggering
he/she/it has been swaggering
we have been swaggering
you have been swaggering
they have been swaggering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swaggering
you will have been swaggering
he/she/it will have been swaggering
we will have been swaggering
you will have been swaggering
they will have been swaggering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swaggering
you had been swaggering
he/she/it had been swaggering
we had been swaggering
you had been swaggering
they had been swaggering
Conditional
I would swagger
you would swagger
he/she/it would swagger
we would swagger
you would swagger
they would swagger
Past Conditional
I would have swaggered
you would have swaggered
he/she/it would have swaggered
we would have swaggered
you would have swaggered
they would have swaggered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swagger - an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of workswagger - an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
gipsy, gypsy, itinerant - a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment; "itinerant traders"
2.swagger - a proud stiff pompous gaitswagger - a proud stiff pompous gait    
gait - a person's manner of walking
Verb1.swagger - to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.swagger - discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle, palaver - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
3.swagger - act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
Adj.1.swagger - (British informal) very chic; "groovy clothes"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"

swagger

verb
1. stride, parade, strut, prance, walk confidently, walk arrogantly The burly brute swaggered forward, towering over me, and shouted.
2. show off, boast, brag, hot-dog (chiefly U.S.), bluster, swank (informal), showboat, gasconade (rare) It's bad manners to swagger about how rich you are.
noun
1. strut, roll, parading, prancing He walked with something of a swagger.
2. ostentation, show, display, showing off (informal), bluster, swashbuckling, swank (informal), braggadocio, gasconade (rare) What he needed was confidence and a bit of swagger.

swagger

verb
To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Informal: sashay.
Translations
إخْتِيال في المِشْيَهيَختالُ في مِشْيَتِه
pyšná chůzevykračovat si
spankulerespankuleren
felvágás
rigsrigsa, sveifla sér
eiti išdidžiaiišdidi eisena
iet lepni/pašapmierinātilepna/dižmanīga gaita
vykračovanie
çalımkasıla kasıla yürümekkurum

swagger

[ˈswægəʳ]
A. N
1. (in walk) → paso m decidido y arrogante, pavoneo m al caminar
to walk with a swaggerandar con paso decidido y arrogante, pavonearse al caminar
2. (= bravado) → fanfarronería f, pavoneo m
B. VI (also to swagger about, swagger along) → pavonearse, andar pavoneándose
he swaggered over to our tablese acercó a nuestra mesa dándoselas de algo, se acercó a nuestra mesa con aire fanfarrón
with that he swaggered outdijo eso y salió con paso firme y arrogante
C. CPD swagger stick Nbastón m de mando

swagger

[ˈswægər]
n
with a swagger → en plastronnant
He walked with a swagger → Il marchait en plastronnant.

swagger

n (= gait)Stolzieren nt; (= behaviour)Angeberei f, → Großtuerei f; to walk with a swaggerstolzieren
vi
(= strut)stolzieren; he swaggered down the street/over to our tableer stolzierte die Straße hinunter/zu unserem Tisch herüber
(= boast, act boastfully)angeben

swagger

[ˈswægəʳ]
2. vipavoneggiarsi
to swagger in → entrare pavoneggiandosi

swagger

(ˈswӕgə) verb
to walk as though very pleased with oneself. I saw him swaggering along the street in his new suit.
noun
a swaggering way of walking.
References in classic literature ?
A terror to the smiling innocence of the villages through which he floats; his swart visage and bold swagger are not unshunned in cities.
I knew that boy at school; he took great airs on himself because he was a farmer's son; he used to swagger about and bully the little boys.
He did not go skipping and prancing, but moved with a dignified swagger as became a pirate who felt that the public eye was on him.
for I verily think he was not full thirty feet high), became so insolent at seeing a creature so much beneath him, that he would always affect to swagger and look big as he passed by me in the queen's antechamber, while I was standing on some table talking with the lords or ladies of the court, and he seldom failed of a smart word or two upon my littleness; against which I could only revenge myself by calling him brother, challenging him to wrestle, and such repartees as are usually in the mouths of court pages.
But, gentlemen, whoever can pride himself on his diseases and even swagger over them?
His whiskers cut off, Noirtier gave another turn to his hair; took, instead of his black cravat, a colored neckerchief which lay at the top of an open portmanteau; put on, in lieu of his blue and high-buttoned frock-coat, a coat of Villefort's of dark brown, and cut away in front; tried on before the glass a narrow-brimmed hat of his son's, which appeared to fit him perfectly, and, leaving his cane in the corner where he had deposited it, he took up a small bamboo switch, cut the air with it once or twice, and walked about with that easy swagger which was one of his principal characteristics.
Retreat of the Blackfeet Fontenelle's camp in danger Captain Bonneville and the Blackfeet Free trappers Their character, habits, dress, equipments, horses Game fellows of the mountains Their visit to the camp Good fellowship and good cheer A carouse A swagger, a brawl, and a reconciliation
The chiefs swagger about in gold lace and broadcloth, while the great mass of the common people are nearly as primitive in their appearance as in the days of Cook.
D'Artagnan walked slowly but nobly, as D'Artagnan, doubled by the third of a million, ought to walk, that is to say, without conceit or swagger, but without timidity.
You're all born with silver spoons in your mouths, and then you swagger about with everlasting virtue because you haven't got other people's spoons in your pockets.
Waiters in white aprons were already laying out on white tables the insignia of an early and elegant lunch; and this seemed to increase a satisfaction that already touched the top of swagger.
At last, after a careful examination of the contents of the windows, made for the purpose of impressing the bystanders with the notion that he is going in to purchase a diamond bracelet or some such trifle, he enters, trying to do so with a careless swagger, and giving himself really the air of a member of the swell mob.