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- v. Present participle of swagger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strutting; blustering; boasting.
- n. The act of strutting; blustering; bravado.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
- adj. flamboyantly adventurous
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Good god Mike Skinner's affected cheeky chappy swaggering is annoying.
(Laughter) All the little Italian generals came in swaggering around, and finally came Count Ciano looking very much like Prince Danilo of the "Merry Widow".
He came in swaggering, but, by George, he went out scratching!
The same bed-wetting Dem Senator – Harry Reid – who accused Bush of swaggering is swaggering about how the President isn’t doing enough to lead the way on Iran.
He's swaggering, which is odd given how low is approval is.
Middle-aged merchants have a great fancy for such horses; their action recalls the swaggering gait of a smart waiter; they do well in single harness for an after-dinner drive; with mincing paces and curved neck they zealously draw a clumsy droshky laden with an overfed coachman, a depressed, dyspeptic merchant, and his lymphatic wife, in a blue silk mantle, with a lilac handkerchief over her head.
In addition to my impressions of the theatre and of Prague, now came those of the so-called swaggering undergraduate.
Ansari, who is best known as the swaggering Tom Haverford on NBC's CLOSE
A half-admiring, half-nervous public quickly dubbed his swaggering and very personal style of government the Dadis Show, which was the name of a television programme in which the captain himself questioned and berated miscreants.
The evidence for all of this comes from a handful of pieces written for Wednesday's papers, focusing on everything from Goldman's spectacular earnings and return to sky-high comp, to "swaggering" J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.