Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “swagger”

swagger

verb [I]    /ˈswæɡ·ər/
to walk , esp . with a swinging movement , in a way that shows that you are confident and think you are important : He swaggered into the room just like any bully would. swagger    /ˈswæɡ·ər/ noun [C/U] [C] He walked out of the room with a swagger that made me want dislike him. swaggering    /ˈswæɡ·ər·ɪŋ/ adjective [not gradable] Such swaggering self-confidence irritates a lot of people .
(Definition of swagger verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of swagger

Definitions of “swagger” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More