swagger (swaggers, present participle swaggering; past and past participle swaggered)
- To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
- a man who swaggers about London clubs
- To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
- To be great is not […] to swagger at our footmen.
- French: rouler des épaules
- German: stolzieren
- Italian: pavoneggiarsi
- Russian: расхаживать с важный
- French: pavaner, plastronner, rouler des mécaniques
- German: großtun, schwadronieren
- Italian: pavoneggiarsi, gloriarsi, millantarsi
- Russian: ва́жничать
- French: se vanter, fanfaronner, (colloquial) se la péter, (vulgar) péter plus haut que son cul, (informal) faire le beau
- German: angeben, prahlen, aufschneiden
- Confidence, pride.
- A bold or arrogant strut.
- 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], OCLC 1042815524 ↗, part I:
- He steered with no end of a swagger while you were by; but if he lost sight of you, he became instantly the prey of an abject funk, and would let that cripple of a steamboat get the upper hand of him in a minute.
- A prideful boasting or bragging.
- French: prétentieux, rouleur de mécaniques, outrecuidant
- German: Stolzieren
- Italian: boria, spavalderia
- Portuguese: marra
- Spanish: pavoneo
- French: hâblerie, fanfaronnade, plastronnade, gasconnade, vantardise
- German: Angeberei, Prahlerei, Großtuerei
- Portuguese: bravata
- Spanish: fanfarroneo
- (slang, archaic) Fashionable; trendy.
- It is to be a very swagger affair, with notables from every part of Europe, and they seem determined that no one connected with a newspaper shall be admitted.
- Mrs J.J. [Thomson] looked very well and was dressed very swagger and made a very fine hostess.
swagger (plural swaggers)
- (Australia, NZ, historical) Synonym of swagman#English|swagman