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Definition of the noun swagger

What does swagger mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: swaggers

  1. an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
  2. a proud stiff pompous gait
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of swagger: prance / strut
    • more generic word: gait = a person's manner of walking

Alternative definition of the noun swagger


  1. A bold, or arrogant strut.
  2. A prideful boasting or bragging.

Definition of the adjective swagger

What does swagger mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more swagger / swaggerer |

  1. (British informal) very chic

Definition of the verb swagger

What does swagger mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: swaggered | swaggering | swaggers

  1. to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
  2. discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
  3. act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonyms of swagger: bluster / swash
    • more generic words: act / behave / do = behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior

Alternative definition of the verb swagger


  1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
  2. To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.


Swagger is a musical group.

  • album: "Trouble On The Green"


  1. "Swagger" is the first album by the Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, mixed by Steve Albini. It was released in 2000.
  2. "Swagger" is the third album from Scottish rock band Gun. It features their most successful single, a cover of "Word Up!", originally recorded by Cameo.
    • genre: Hard rock
    • released in (22 years ago)
  3. "Swagger" is the second studio album by Canadian Inuk rock singer Lucie Idlout. It was released on February 19, 2009 by Sun Rev. Records.
    • released in (7 years ago)
    • award: - Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year nomination for Lucie Idlout
  4. "Swagger" is a cassette EP and the second release by the then British trio No Man Is An Island, which would later rename and be known simply as No-Man.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  5. "Swagger" is a musical album of The Blue Aeroplanes.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  6. "Swagger" is a musical album of Fly Golden Eagle.
    • released on
  7. "Swagger" is a musical album of Ian Siegal.
    • released on (8 years ago)


Swagger is a specification for defining the interface of a REST Web Service.

Phrases with Swagger

  1. swagger stick
  2. to swagger

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Swagger

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

To Swag, Swagger. The idea of tremulous motion, swaying backwards and forwards, is commonly expressed by forms originally representing the sound made by the dashing of water, swabble, swaddle, swaggle, wabble, waddle, waggle, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

swagger. Stylish, dashing, ultrafashionable; colloquial usage. swagger coat. Beltless sports coat.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* To SWAGGER, v.n, [swadderen, Dutch, to make a noise ; swegaa, Saxon.] To bluster ; to ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

swagger, bravado, braggadocio, gasconade, bombast, boasting, ...

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I have a natural swagger. (Kevin Bacon)
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Scrabble value of S1W4A1G2G2E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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