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"swagger" in British English

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swaggerverb [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 aroundoutside the ​bar. His swaggering ​self-confidenceirritates many ​people.
swaggerer
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
swaggeringly
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/

swaggernoun [S or U]

uk   /ˈswæɡ.ər/  us   //
(Definition of swagger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swagger" in American English

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swaggerverb [I]

 us   /ˈswæɡ·ər/
to ​walk, esp. with a ​swingingmovement, 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
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈswæɡ·ər/
[C] He ​walked out of the ​room with a swagger that made me ​wantdislike him.
swaggering
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈswæɡ·ər·ɪŋ/
Such swaggering ​self-confidenceirritates a lot of ​people.
(Definition of swagger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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