adverb see swagger I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swaggeringly — See swaggerer. * * * …   Universalium

  • swaggeringly — adverb In a swaggering way …   Wiktionary

  • swaggeringly — swag·ger·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • swaggeringly — adverb see swaggering * * * swaggˈeringly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑swagger …   Useful english dictionary

  • swaggering — swaggeringly, adv. /swag euhr ing/, adj. pertaining to, characteristic of, or behaving in the manner of a person who swaggers. [1590 1600; SWAGGER + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • swagger — I. verb (swaggered; swaggering) Etymology: probably from 1swag + er (as in chatter) Date: circa 1596 intransitive verb 1. to conduct oneself in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner; especially to walk with an air of overbearing self… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swagger — verb walk or behave arrogantly or self importantly. noun an arrogant or self important gait or manner. adjective 1》 denoting a coat cut with a loose flare from the shoulders. 2》 Brit. informal, dated smart or fashionable. Derivatives swaggerer… …   English new terms dictionary

  • swagger — 1 verb (I) 1 (always + adv/prep) to walk proudly, swinging your shoulders in a way that shows too much confidence (+ down/in/out etc): He swaggered down the street with a foolish grin on his face. 2 old fashioned to talk or behave in a very proud …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • swagger — I. /ˈswægə / (say swaguh) verb (i) 1. to walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air. 2. to boast or brag noisily. –verb (t) 3. to bring, drive, force, etc., by blustering. –noun 4. swaggering gait, bearing, or air; arrogant show of affected… …   Australian English dictionary

  • swagger — [swag′ər] vi. [prob. < Norw dial. svagra, to sway in walking, freq. of svagga, to sway < IE base * swek , to bend, turn] 1. to walk with a bold, arrogant, or lordly stride; strut 2. to boast, brag, or show off in a loud, superior manner vt …   English World dictionary

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