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SWAGGER (swagger)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swagger mean? 

SWAGGER (noun)
  The noun SWAGGER has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SWAGGER used as a noun is rare.


SWAGGER (adjective)
  The adjective SWAGGER has 1 sense:

1. (British informal) very chic

  Familiarity information: SWAGGER used as an adjective is very rare.


SWAGGER (verb)
  The verb SWAGGER has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SWAGGER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWAGGER (noun)


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Meaning:

An itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

swagman; swaggie; swagger

Hypernyms ("swagger" is a kind of...):

gipsy; gypsy; itinerant (a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment)

Domain region:

Australia; Commonwealth of Australia (a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony)


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Meaning:

A proud stiff pompous gait

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

prance; strut; swagger

Hypernyms ("swagger" is a kind of...):

gait (a person's manner of walking)


SWAGGER (adjective)


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Meaning:

(British informal) very chic

Synonyms:

swagger; groovy

Context example:

groovy clothes

Similar:

fashionable; stylish (being or in accordance with current social fashions)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


SWAGGER (verb)


Sense 1swagger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

tittup; swagger; strut; prance; sashay; ruffle; cock

Context example:

He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

Hypernyms (to "swagger" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The children swagger to the playground


Sense 2swagger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

swagger; bully; browbeat

Hypernyms (to "swagger" is one way to...):

blarney; cajole; coax; inveigle; palaver; sweet-talk; wheedle (influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Sense 3swagger [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

bluster; swagger; swash

Hypernyms (to "swagger" is one way to...):

act; behave; do (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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