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-confidence 2. boast, brag transitive verb to force by argument or threat ; bullyswaggerer nounswaggeringly adverb II. noun Date: 1725 1. a. an act or instance of swaggering b. arrogant or conceitedly self-assured behavior c. ostentatious display or bravado 2. a self-confident outlook ; cockiness III. adjective Date: 1879 marked by elegance or showiness ; posh

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