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English adjective: swagger

1. swagger (British informal) very chic


SamplesGroovy clothes.


Synonymsgroovy


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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