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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 ?
The superiority assumed by these vainglorious swaggerers was, in general, tacitly admitted.
There were thirty thousand of us tatterdemalions against eighty thousand swaggerers of Germans--fine tall men and well equipped; I can see them yet.
I'll no swaggerers: I am in good name and fame with the very best: --shut the door;--there come no swaggerers here: I have not lived all this while, to have swaggering now: shut the door, I pray you.
He was none of your flippant young fellows, who would call for a tankard of mulled ale, and make themselves as much at home as if they had ordered a hogshead of wine; none of your audacious young swaggerers, who would even penetrate into the bar--that solemn sanctuary--and, smiting old John upon the back, inquire if there was never a pretty girl in the house, and where he hid his little chambermaids, with a hundred other impertinences of that nature; none of your free-and-easy companions, who would scrape their boots upon the firedogs in the common room, and be not at all particular on the subject of spittoons; none of your unconscionable blades, requiring impossible chops, and taking unheard-of pickles for granted.
And there you are playing the swaggerer to throw dust in our eyes
One's quite frozen and the other's an awful swaggerer.