Swagger Swag"ger, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swaggered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swaggering}.] [Freq. of swag.] 1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner. [1913 Webster]

A man who swaggers about London clubs. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

2. To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully. [1913 Webster]

What a pleasant it is . . . to swagger at the bar! --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

To be great is not . . . to swagger at our footmen. --Colier. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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