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NOUN (2)

1. an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work;
[syn: swagman, swagger, swaggie]

2. a proud stiff pompous gait;
[syn: strut, prance, swagger]


VERB (3)

1. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others;
- Example: "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
[syn: tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock]

2. discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate;
[syn: browbeat, bully, swagger]

3. act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner;
[syn: swagger, bluster, swash]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (British informal) very chic;
- Example: "groovy clothes"
[syn: groovy, swagger]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swagger \Swag"ger\, n. A swagman. [Australia] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swagman \Swag"man\, n. A bushman carrying a swag and traveling on foot; -- called also swagsman, swagger, and swaggie. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Once a jolly swagman sat beside a billabong Under the shade of a coolibah tree. And he sang as he sat and watched his billy boiling, `Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?' --[Waltzing Matilda, an Australian tune.] [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swagger \Swag"ger\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swaggered; p. pr. & vb. n. Swaggering.] [Freq. of swag.] 1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner. [1913 Webster] A man who swaggers about London clubs. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] 2. To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully. [1913 Webster] What a pleasant it is . . . to swagger at the bar! --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] To be great is not . . . to swagger at our footmen. --Colier. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swagger \Swag"ger\, v. t. To bully. [R.] --Swift. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swagger \Swag"ger\, n. The act or manner of a swaggerer. [1913 Webster] He gave a half swagger, half leer, as he stepped forth to receive us. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swagger adj 1: (British informal) very chic; "groovy clothes" [syn: groovy, swagger] n 1: an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work [syn: swagman, swagger, swaggie] 2: a proud stiff pompous gait [syn: strut, prance, swagger] 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: tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock] 2: discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate [syn: browbeat, bully, swagger] 3: act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner [syn: swagger, bluster, swash]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

163 Moby Thesaurus words for "swagger": amble, arrogance, barge, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast, bounce, bowl along, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, brandish, bravado, brave show, bully, bullying, bundle, bustle, clump, cock, conceit, crow, cut a swath, display, drag, draw the longbow, drifter, droop, fanfaronade, flaunt, flounce, flourish, flurry, fluster, foot, footslog, fuss, gait, gallop, gasconade, gasconism, halt, hector, hectoring, heroics, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hobo, hop, intimidate, intimidation, jactation, jactitation, jog, jolt, jump, limp, lock step, lumber, lunge, lurch, mince, mincing steps, ostentation, out-herod Herod, pace, paddle, parade, peacock, peacockery, peacockishness, peg, piaffe, piaffer, plod, pontificate, prance, prink, puff, rack, rage, rant, rave, roadster, rodomontade, roister, roll, rollick, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shack, shamble, show, show off, shuffle, side, sidle, single-foot, skip, slang, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slowness, speak for Buncombe, splutter, sputter, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, stomp, storm, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, strutting, stump, sundowner, swaggering, swagman, swank, swash, swashbuckle, swashbucklering, swashbucklery, swashbuckling, swell, swing, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, traveler, tread, trip, trot, trudge, vanity, vapor, vaunt, vauntery, vaunting, velocity, waddle, walk, wamble, wiggle, wobble