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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.
A swaggering manner of moving or behaving.

[Probably frequentative of swag.]

swag′ger·er n.
swag′ger·ing·ly adv.


(ˈswæg ər ɪŋ)

characteristic of a person who swaggers; blustering.
swag′ger•ing•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.swaggering - having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
2.swaggering - flamboyantly adventurous
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"


[ˈswægərɪŋ] ADJ [person] → fanfarrón, jactancioso; [gait] → importante, jactancioso


gait, mannerforsch
(= boastful)großtuerisch, angeberisch
nGroßtuerei f, → Angeberei f; his swaggering aboutsein Herumstolzieren nt


1. adj (gait) → spavaldo/a; (gesture) → da fanfarone/a
a swaggering fellow → un fanfarone
2. nfanfaronate fpl
References in classic literature ?
During the hour Pierre watched them they all came flowing from the different streets with one and the same desire to get on quickly; they all jostled one another, began to grow angry and to fight, white teeth gleamed, brows frowned, ever the same words of abuse flew from side to side, and all the faces bore the same swaggeringly resolute and coldly cruel expression that had struck Pierre that morning on the corporal's face when the drums were beating.
MANCHESTER CITY (1st): Swaggeringly sensational so far.
It's a gaming OAP, but this Switch edition shows Street Fighter is still swaggeringly confident.
Born in 1967 into what is now the Czech Republic, David Cerny produces sculptures that are a swaggeringly brash, outrageously irreverent commentary on the political and bureaucratic authorities Kafka's characters found threatening.
Even pennies jangled expectantly and swaggeringly in your pocket and unlike the piddling modern penny they could buy things.
To seasoned music lovers in Liverpool, many of those - the swaggeringly ace Hooton Tennis Club, blistering garage lunatics Strange Collective or electronic freaks D R O H N E - will be names you're up to speed with.
Bolens emphasizes the 'kinesic expressiveness' of courtesy, including language as well as other forms of gesture, and from there draws together the gestural and linguistic echoes and overlaps between the swaggeringly impudent Green Knight, the hunt and seduction scenes, and Gawain's own (tested) social poise.
The script swaggeringly mixes high and low and is punctuated by virtuosic fantasy sequences and joyful po-mo genre quotations (a Spider-Man-flavored chase scene through NYC; a bold "Benjamin Button" drop-in).
The swaggeringly pro-capitalist, neoliberal and militarist Harper juggernaut makes enquiring into its limits seem impertinent.