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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.
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(ˈswæg ər ɪŋ)

characteristic of a person who swaggers; blustering.
swag′ger•ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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[ˈswægərɪŋ] ADJ [person] → fanfarrón, jactancioso; [gait] → importante, jactancioso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


gait, mannerforsch
(= boastful)großtuerisch, angeberisch
nGroßtuerei f, → Angeberei f; his swaggering aboutsein Herumstolzieren nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


1. adj (gait) → spavaldo/a; (gesture) → da fanfarone/a
a swaggering fellow → un fanfarone
2. nfanfaronate fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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