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swagman, swagger, swaggienoun
an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
strut, prance, swaggeradjective
a proud stiff pompous gait
(British informal) very chic
tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cockverb
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
"He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
browbeat, bully, swaggerverb
discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
swagger, bluster, swashverb
act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
A bold, or arrogant strut.
A prideful boasting or bragging.
To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To bluster; to bully; to be turbulently and tumultuously proud and insolent.
Etymology: swadderen, Dutch, to make a noise; swegan , Saxon.
Drunk? squabble? swagger? and discourse sustian with one’s own shadow? Oh thou invincible spirit of wine! William Shakespeare.
’Tis the gage of one that I should fight withal, if he be alive; a rascal that swagger’d with me last night. William Shakespeare.
Oft a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twang’d off, gives manhood more approbation than proof itself. William Shakespeare.
The lesser size of mortals love to swagger for opinions, and to boast infallibility of knowledge. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.
Many such asses in the world huff, look big, stare, dress, cock, and swagger at the same noisy rate. Roger L'Estrange.
And scarcely deign’d to set a foot to ground,
But swagger’d like a lord. Dryden.
Confidence, how weakly soever founded, hath some effect upon the ignorant, who think there is something more than ordinary in a swaggering man that talks of nothing but demonstration. John Tillotson.
To be great, is not to be starched, and formal, and supercilious; to swagger at our footmen, and browbeat our inferiors. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.
What a pleasure is it to be victorious in a cause? to swagger at the bar? for a lawyer I was born, and a lawyer I will be. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.
A swagger or swagga is a swaggering gait.
to walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner
to boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully
the act or manner of a swaggerer
Etymology: [Freq. of swag.]
Swagger is the first album by the Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, mixed by Steve Albini. It was released in 2000.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
swag′ėr, v.i. to swing the body in a blustering defiant way: to brag noisily, to bully.—n. boastfulness: insolence of manner.—adj. (slang) very fashionable.—n. Swagg′erer.—adj. and n. Swagg′ering.—adv. Swagg′eringly. [A freq. of swag=sway.]
a confident, arrogant attitude
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Swagger is ranked #65066 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Swagger surname appeared 305 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Swagger.
90.1% or 275 total occurrences were White.
4.2% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
1.9% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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The numerical value of swagger in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of swagger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of swagger in a Sentence
If you don't have a sensation of apprehension when you set out to find a story and a swagger when you sit down to write it, you are in the wrong business.
But if Alden has the right swagger and attitude to pull that off, that's more important than being a Harrison Ford look-alike.
I talked about getting back our swagger, and I'll fill in what I mean by that, but it's important. The United States diplomatic corps needs to be in every corner, every stretch of the world, executing missions on behalf of this country and it is my humble, noble undertaking to achieve that.
He brings a lot of swagger to the team.
They may have been demoralized, but they seemed in good spirits, they are hopeful that State Department will get State Department swagger back, that we will be out doing the things that they came onboard at State Department to do : to be professional, to deliver diplomacy, American diplomacy around the world.
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- rehvastelija, rehentely, keinahdella, rehennellä, rehvastelu, rehentelijä, herrastella, ylvästellä, rehvastellaFinnish
- hâblerie, fanfaronnade, vantardise, gasconnade, pavaner, plastronnadeFrench
- altivez, soberbia, arrogancia, petulancia, altiveza, fachendaGalician
- boria, spavalderia, millantarsi, pavoneggiarsi, gloriarsiItalian
- wywyższać sięPolish
- marra, bravataPortuguese
- gasconadă, lăudăroșenie, fanfaronadă, făliRomanian
- важничать, развязностьRussian
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