Swag·ger, v. t. To bully. [R.]
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.
Swag·ger n. A swagman. [Australia]
Swag·ger v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swaggered p. pr. & vb. n. Swaggering.]
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.
adj : (British informal) very chic; "groovy clothes" [syn: groovy]
n 1: an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal
belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of
work [syn: swagman, swaggie]
2: a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: strut, prance]
v 1: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to
impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a
hen house" [syn: ruffle, prance, strut, sashay,
2: discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner;
intimidate [syn: browbeat, bully]
3: act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
[syn: bluster, swash]