swaggering

[swˈaɡəɹɪŋ], [swˈaɡəɹɪŋ], [s_w_ˈa_ɡ_ə_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ]

Definitions of swaggering:

  1.   Blustering; exhibiting an insolent or affected manner of walking. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for swaggering:

  1. Feed them, and flog them, and I pledge myself to their swaggering and their courage. ” – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. While she was keeping her face in the shadow of the newspaper a tall, lean young man entered the dressing- room with a swaggering gait. ” – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  3. His superior, fatherly, and jolly, swaggering way kept them on the alert, shook them up, and made them feel it a point of honour to follow their teacher through thick and thin. ” – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  4. “ Triboulet, swaggering in his chair, so high his feet could not touch the floor, surveyed the broken glass, the duke and the duke's fool. ” – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  5. When we were done we went swaggering back to the house. ” – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  6. “ " Hand me in the rag chips- gold don't feel good to my fingers," answered Bill Powell, swaggering again and grasping the currency with a hand that shook with eagerness. ” – Hoosier Mosaics by Maurice Thompson
  7. She turned to go, but as she did so, a man came swaggering down the street, broke through the crowd, and made towards her with an arm raised, a hand waving, and a leer on his face. ” – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  8. “ Signorelli has put forth all his strength in these groups of swaggering youths in every posture of conscious power and pride, and never perhaps been more successful in individual figures. ” – Luca Signorelli by Maud Cruttwell
  9. Anybody would have said that the tough, swaggering silversmith lived again, in him. ” – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  10. “ " What a jolly shame it is that we should only carry a beggarly little dirk," said Bob Roberts to himself, as he tried to look sneeringly at the young ensign before him; for the latter came across the deck with rather a swaggering stride, and stood before the midshipman. ” – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn

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