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English adjective: swagger

1. swagger (British informal) very chic

SamplesGroovy clothes.


Similarfashionable, stylish

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Domain usagecolloquialism

Antonymsunfashionable, unstylish

English noun: swagger

1. swagger (person) an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

Synonymsswaggie, swagman

Broader (hypernym)gipsy, gypsy, itinerant

Domain regionAustralia, Commonwealth of Australia

2. swagger (act) a proud stiff pompous gait

Synonymsprance, strut

Broader (hypernym)gait

English verb: swagger

1. swagger (motion) to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

SamplesHe struts around like a rooster in a hen house.

ExamplesThe children swagger to the playground

Synonymscock, prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, tittup

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

2. swagger (communication) discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Synonymsbrowbeat, bully

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Broader (hypernym)blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle

3. swagger (body) act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

Synonymsbluster, swash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

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