Swagger

swagger

1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner. A man who swaggers about london clubs. (Beaconsfield)

2. 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! (Arbuthnot) To be great is not . . . To swagger at our footmen. (Colier)

Origin: Freq. Of swag.

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