from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of swagger.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The duo swaggers twice its size with open-high-hat moxie, rocking out an extravagant feeling of years to burn in funland.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 187

  • That kind of Christianity swaggers, preens, points, scowls, judges, and with its confident, braying bravado opportunistically and purposefully strikes fear into the hearts of perfectly decent people who want nothing more than to know that, in some real and lasting way, their human frailties are forgiven.

    John Shore: No Heaven For You!

  • Meanwhile, Sam's crush Mark Wright (a "nightclub promoter" sprayed the colour of the Mr Men character Mr Strong) swaggers about in an ice-white T-shirt, rosary beads and teal Don Johnson suit jacket, sleeves rolled up, delivering bon mots on how to pull birds.

    Grace Dent's TV OD

  • The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are under way in the NBA playoffs, and for a second-round series, it sure swaggers in with an obnoxious bluster.

    A Messy Start to a Juicy NBA Playoff Series

  • The body swaggers and sways, as if drunk, approaching the men who hide behind the glass with their useless notepads, their spastic pencils, their searching eyes there are no eyes here.


  • Mr. Ryan jokes like a player, swaggers like a player, and when his players stumble, he protects them like a mama bear.

    A Couple of Giants Green With Envy

  • He was one of the philosophers, and to this day he swaggers that he owed Dick a bigger bill that never was paid than any of his customers.


  • He boasts and swaggers in the hope of keeping other people from finding out what he suspects and in the process manages to fool himself much better than he fools anyone else.

    Lance Mannion:

  • He yells and swaggers, while a continued stream of white men saunters back and forth from the smoker to buy and hear.


  • In the show, now in previews at New York's Public Theater, his character swaggers through songs such as "Populism, Yea, Yea," and preens before his logo — the initials "AJ" separated by a lightening bolt.

    Being Andrew Jackson


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.