Swag"ger (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swaggered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Swaggering.] [Freq. of swag.]


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

A man who swaggers about London clubs.


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

What a pleasant it is . . . to swagger at the bar!

To be great is not . . . to swagger at our footmen.


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Swag"ger, v. t.

To bully. [R.] Swift.


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Swag"ger, n.

The act or manner of a swaggerer.

He gave a half swagger, half leer, as he stepped forth to receive us.
W. Irving.


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Swag"ger (?), n.

A swagman. [Australia]


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