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 1: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
those one views as unworthy; "some economists are
disdainful of their colleagues in other social
disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly
manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful
swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette";
"his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air";
"shaggy supercilious camels"; "a more swaggering mood
than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn: disdainful, haughty,
lordly, prideful, sniffy, supercilious]
2: flamboyantly adventurous [syn: swashbuckling]