What does swagger mean?

Definitions for swagger
ˈswæg ərswag·ger

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word swagger.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swagman, swagger, swaggie(noun)

    an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

  2. strut, prance, swagger(adj)

    a proud stiff pompous gait

  3. groovy, swagger(verb)

    (British informal) very chic

    "groovy clothes"

  4. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock(verb)

    to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

    "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"

  5. browbeat, bully, swagger(verb)

    discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

  6. swagger, bluster, swash(verb)

    act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner


  1. swagger(Noun)

    A bold, or arrogant strut.

  2. swagger(Noun)

    A prideful boasting or bragging.

  3. swagger(Noun)

    confidence, pride

  4. swagger(Verb)

    To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.

  5. swagger(Verb)

    To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swagger(verb)

    to walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner

    Etymology: [Freq. of swag.]

  2. Swagger(verb)

    to boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully

    Etymology: [Freq. of swag.]

  3. Swagger(verb)

    to bully

    Etymology: [Freq. of swag.]

  4. Swagger(noun)

    the act or manner of a swaggerer

    Etymology: [Freq. of swag.]


  1. Swagger

    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

  1. Swagger

    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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. swagger(noun)

    a confident, arrogant attitude

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swagger in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swagger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of swagger in a Sentence

  1. Terry Sandven:

    The stocks are struggling to maintain their swagger and said there is also the seasonality overhang as we go into summer when complacency sets in.

  2. A. M. Rosenthal:

    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.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    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.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    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.

  5. Lanhee Chen:

    People know Donald Trump and they're used to seeing that kind of attitude and swagger with Donald Trump, bill Gates's been playing on Bill Gates wealth for a long time.

Images & Illustrations of swagger

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  • اختيالArabic
  • StolzierenGerman
  • keinahdella, rehentelijä, herrastella, rehvastella, rehennellä, rehvastelija, ylvästellä, rehentely, rehvasteluFinnish
  • hâblerie, gasconnade, plastronnade, pavaner, fanfaronnade, vantardiseFrench
  • altivez, fachenda, altiveza, petulancia, soberbia, arroganciaGalician
  • अकड़Hindi
  • boria, gloriarsi, pavoneggiarsi, millantarsi, spavalderiaItalian
  • swaggerLatin
  • whakatāmaramaraMāori
  • wywyższać sięPolish
  • bravata, marraPortuguese
  • fanfaronadă, lăudăroșenie, gasconadă, făliRomanian
  • важничать, развязностьRussian
  • swaggerSwedish
  • 昂首阔步Chinese

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. abrade
    • B. huff
    • C. lucubrate
    • D. gloat

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