One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we swaggered into the arena dressed in our costumes’
strut, parade, stride, roll, prance
walk confidently, walk arrogantly
North American informal sashay
2‘he likes to swagger about his goodness to people’
boast, brag, bray, bluster, crow, gloat, parade, strut, posture, pose, blow one's own trumpet, lord it
informal show off, swank, play to the gallery
1‘there was a slight swagger in his stride’
strut, parading, roll, prancing
confidence, arrogance, self-assurance, show, ostentation
2‘Singleton was full of swagger now’
boasting, bragging, bluster, bumptiousness, brashness, swashbuckling, vainglory, puffery
informal showing off, swank
literary braggadocio, rodomontade, gasconade
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