swagger


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Synonyms for swagger

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to walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display

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

a proud stiff pompous gait

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

discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner

act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

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References in classic literature ?
The free trappers were no longer suffered to have all the swagger to themselves.
There was nothing left of the sailor's jaunty swagger.
But what right, the next thought in his brain would whisper, had such a girl to swagger around like a man and exult that adventure was not dead?
He saw himself when he had been quite the hoodlum, wearing a "stiff-rim" Stetson hat and a square-cut, double-breasted coat, with a certain swagger to the shoulders and possessing the ideal of being as tough as the police permitted.
Why, I used to think that up here, where all the advantages of culture were enjoyed - " He paused for a moment, and watched the youthful shade of himself, in stiff-rim and square-cut, enter the door and swagger across the room.
The stranger happened to be the village wag, and seeing the schoolboy swagger, and the manly airs of sixteen, he, in fun, directed him to the squire's house.
Yes," replied Michel, with an amiable swagger, "I have a few ideas of that sort.
In the most important of them, 'Manfred,' a treatment of the theme which Marlowe and Goethe had used in 'Faust,' his real power is largely thwarted by the customary Byronic mystery and swagger.
He showed me tattoo marks, baring his breast in the teeth of the wind and in spite of my remonstrances, for I thought it was enough to kill him; he swore horribly whenever he remembered, but more like a silly schoolboy than a man; and boasted of many wild and bad things that he had done: stealthy thefts, false accusations, ay, and even murder; but all with such a dearth of likelihood in the details, and such a weak and crazy swagger in the delivery, as disposed me rather to pity than to believe him.
He said it was very true; and then began to praise the life, and tell what a pleasure it was to get on shore with money in his pocket, and spend it like a man, and buy apples, and swagger, and surprise what he called stick-in-the-mud boys.
He knew what makes a soldier, and judging by the appearance and the talk of those persons, by the swagger with which they had recourse to the bottle on the journey, he considered them poor soldiers.
The gipsy scowls at Joe under his brows in no pleasant manner, while Master Joe swaggers about, and makes attitudes, and thinks himself, and shows that he thinks himself, the greatest man in the field.
His next bout ends in an easy victory, while the shepherd has a tough job to break his second head; and when Joe and the shepherd meet, and the whole circle expect and hope to see him get a broken crown, the shepherd slips in the first round and falls against the rails, hurting himself so that the old farmer will not let him go on, much as he wishes to try; and that impostor Joe (for he is certainly not the best man) struts and swaggers about the stage the conquering gamester, though he hasn't had five minutes' really trying play.
The crowd cheer, and begin to chaff Joe, who turns up his nose and swaggers across to the sticks.
The Bark & Swagger Boutique, a selective, curated destination for pieces you won't see everywhere else, is like an art gallery meets your favorite stylish shop, where you know you'll find something you love.