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swagger

verb [I] uk   /ˈswæɡ.ər/  us   //
to walk or act in a way that shows that you are very confident and think that you are important: They swaggered into the room. A group of young men swaggered about outside the bar. His swaggering self-confidence irritates many people.
swaggerer
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
swaggeringly
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/

swagger

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈswæɡ.ər/  us   //
a way of walking or acting that shows you are confident: He walked out of the room with a self-confident swagger. Underneath all his swagger he's actually quite nervous.
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