Synonyms for swagger
- look big
- parade one's wares
- play to the crowd
- put on
- put on airs
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWAGGER
With a grin and a swagger of pure bravado Mulready turned and obeyed.
His manner was changed; there was something of a swagger in it.
He had come into the salon with a swagger, his sword-ornament clanking.
He nodded at me in a friendly way, and went out with a swagger.
He balanced himself where he stood in a swagger that marked time.
He went with a swagger, as though he walked on air, down the street.
I swing my swagger stick in the presence of Mr. Watts by way of applause.
One or two of these things he has, and he takes them without the least swagger.
For he did not smile exultantly, did not swagger one step, but was grave and modest.
His voice was low and pleasant, and he had no bravado or swagger about him.
1590, first recorded in Shakespeare ("Midsummer Night's Dream"), probably a frequentative form of swag (v.). Related: Swaggered; swaggering. The noun is attested from 1725.
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