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swagger

noun

1 swagger

An itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work.

synonyms: swaggie, swagman.

Roget 885: insolence; haughtiness etc. adj.; arrogance, airs; overbearance; domineering etc. v.; tyranny etc. 739.    ... show more



2 swagger

A proud stiff pompous gait.

synonyms: prance, strut.

verb

1 swagger

To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others.

synonyms: cock, prance, ruffle, sashay, strut, tittup.

Roget 878: be proud etc. adj.; put a good face on; look one in the face; stalk abroad, perk oneself up; think no small beer of oneself; presume, swagger, strut; rear one's head, lift up one's head, hold up one's head; ... show more

Roget 884: boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague, ... show more

Dutch: paraderen

2 swagger

Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate.

synonyms: browbeat, bully.

Roget 885: be insolent etc. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear etc. (affirm) ... show more

3 swagger

Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner.

synonyms: bluster, swash.

adjective

1 swagger

British informal Very chic.

synonym: groovy.


Moby thesaurus: amble, arrogance, barge, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, bounce, bowl along, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, brandish, bravado, brave show ... show more.

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