from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who swaggers; a blusterer; a bully; a boastful, noisy fellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who swaggers; a blusterer; a bully; a boastful, noisy fellow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who swaggers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who walks in an arrogant manner


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  • While many were against Bush, primarily for being an idiot, a corporate welfare provider, a war mongerer, a swaggerer and, most importantly, a religious nut, they were never anti-government, and never advocated violence or used terms like what's in use today by the tea party.

    Clinton warns against violent anti-government attitude

  • It conveys a sense that everything that anyone needs to know can be seen in the body language of the swaggerer.

    Stop Sending Our Young Heroes to Iraq

  • That observation alone should expose the fraud behind the recent blustering in Anbar province -- and the subsequent lie, "We're kicking ass." -- by our phony Panglossian swaggerer and grossly incompetent fool, President George W. Bush.

    The "Surge" Without the Bush/Petraeus Smoke and Mirrors

  • A strange effort to turn George Orwell into a hypermasculine swaggerer on the model of Hemingway and Kipling, who seem to be Meyers 'first literary loves.

    George Orwell FAQ - George Orwell: The Chestnut Tree Cafe

  • It was merely stated that the criminal, whose approaching trial was making such a sensation — retired army captain, an idle swaggerer, and reactionary bully — was continually involved in amorous intrigues, and particularly popular with certain ladies “who were pining in solitude.”

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • His comic aspect and “rakehelly” demeanour belied his lofty lineage, bestowing the fictitious air of a vagabond and a swaggerer upon a dandy and a gentleman.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • And there you are playing the swaggerer to throw dust in our eyes!

    The Idiot

  • Something in the angle of his cheekbones gave him away to Liam: he was the boy on the street from the day before, the swaggerer with a penchant for holding up traffic.

    Fire and Ice

  • This was the first time that my feelings began to warm towards the young swaggerer.

    River God

  • What - Flashy, the heroic sport, back down against a mere tyro, and thereby proclaim that he was jealous of his wife where this fat swaggerer was concerned?

    Flashman's Lady


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