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swagger (gait)

Definition:

a proud stiff pompous gait

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

swaggers

Type of:

gait » walking » locomotion » motion

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

prance | strut

Etymology:

first recorded in Shakespeare ("Midsummer Night's Dream", III.i.79), probably a ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of swagger...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Strut

a structural component designed to resist longitudinal compression. Struts provide outwards-facing support in their lengthwise direction, which can be used to keep two other components separate, performing the opposite function of a tie. They are... (35 of 1017 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Strut

Strut (disambiguation)

a structural component. Strut may also refer to: StRUT, a U.S. technology recycling organization | Strut (fashion show), an annual fashion show in Leeds, UK | Strut (typesetting), a vertical rule with no width | STRUT dance, an Australian dance ... (37 of 153 words, 14 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

strut | strut one's stuff [sense-specific] | swagger [synonym, sense-specific] | strutter [noun, derived]

[intransitive] to walk in a pompous manner; swagger | [transitive] to support or provide with struts | See "strut one's stuff" | a structural member ... (22 of 453 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/strut

Oxford Dictionary:

strut | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle] | struts [3rd-person singular present] | strut one's stuff | strutter [derived] | struttingly [derived]

a rod or bar forming part of a framework and designed to resist compression | [singular] : a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant or conceited gait | ... (25 of 172 words, 5 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/strut

New World Dictionary:

strut | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle] | strutter [noun, related]

to walk in a vain, stiff, swaggering manner | to provide with a strut or brace | to make a display of; show off | the act of strutting; vain, ... (27 of 109 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/strut

Wiktionary:

strut | struts [plural] | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle] | strout [sense-specific] | stroot [dialect, sense-specific] | swagger [synonym, sense-specific] | protuberate [synonym, sense-specific] | enlarge [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[intransitive] To swell; protuberate; bulge or spread out. | [intransitive, originally said of fowl] To stand or walk stiffly, with the tail erect and spread out. | [intransitive] To walk proudly or haughtily. | [transitive, obsolete] To cause to... (36 of 107 words, 9 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/strut

American Heritage Dictionary:

strut | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle] | struts [3rd-person singular present] | strutter [noun, related] | struttingly [adverb, related]

To walk with pompous bearing; swagger. | To display in order to impress others. Sometimes used with "out": "Don't strut out your resume until you have ... (25 of 102 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/strut

Random House Dictionary:

strut | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle] | strut one's stuff [sense-specific] | a strutting walk or gait [sense-specific]

to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observers. | "strut one's stuff": to dress, ... (26 of 101 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/strut

Merriam-Webster:

strut [entry 1, verb] | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle] | strut one's stuff | strunt [Scottish] | swell [synonym, sense-specific] | show off [synonym, sense-specific] | strutter [noun, related]

to become turgid; "swell" | to walk with a proud gait ; to walk with a pompous and affected air | to parade (as clothes) with a show of pride | "strut ... (29 of 84 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/strut

strut [entry 2, noun] | swagger [synonym, sense-specific]

a structural piece designed to resist pressure in the direction of its length | a pompous step or walk | arrogant behavior; "swagger" (21 of 50 words, 3 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/strut show=1

strut [entry 3, verb] | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle]

to provide, stiffen, support, or hold apart with or as if with a strut (14 of 27 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/strut show=2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

strut [intransitive] | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle] | struts [3rd-person singular present] | strut your stuff

to walk in an especially confident and proud way | "strut your stuff": [informal] to show people how good you are at doing something, or how ... (25 of 73 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/strut

strut [noun] | struts [plural]

[countable] a piece of wood or metal used for supporting part of a structure | [singular] a proud and confident way of walking (22 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/strut 6

Cambridge Dictionary:

strut [entry 1] | -tt- [past tense]

to walk in a proud way trying to look important (10 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/strut 1

strut [entry 2]

a strong rod, usually made from metal or wood, which helps to hold something such as a vehicle or building together (21 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/strut 2

Encarta Dictionary:

strut | struts [plural] | strutted [past tense] | strutting [present participle]

to walk in a stiff or proud way that suggests arrogance or pomposity | to show something off to other people in an ostentatious way | to support a ... (27 of 111 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716256​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

swagger

First use: 1590

Origin: first recorded in Shakespeare ("Midsummer Night's Dream", III.i.79), probably a frequentative form of "swag" (verb). The noun is attested from 1725.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=swagger

New World Dictionary:

swagger

Origin: probably from Norwegian dialect svagra, to sway in walking, frequentative of svagga, to sway from Indo-European base *swek-, to bend, turn

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/swagger

Wiktionary:

swagger | swaggers [plural] | swaggered [past tense] | swaggering [present participle]

Origin: A frequentative form of swag ("to sway"), first attested in 1590, in A Midsummer Night's Dream III.i.79

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/swagger

Oxford Dictionary:

swagger

First use: early 16th century

Origin: apparently a frequentative of the verb "swag"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/swagger

Collins Dictionary:

swagger | swaggie

First use: 16th century

Origin: probably from swag

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/swagger

American Heritage Dictionary:

swagger | swaggered [past tense] | swaggering [present participle] | swaggers [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Probably frequentative of "swag".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/swagger

Merriam-Webster:

swagger [entry 1, verb] | swaggered [past tense] | swaggering [present participle]

First use: about 1596

Origin: probably from swag + -er (as in chatter)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/swagger

Encarta Dictionary:

swagger | swaggers [plural] | swaggered [past tense] | swaggering [present participle]

First use: Early 16th century

Origin: Probably from swag

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717367​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

swagger | swaggie

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "swagger"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/swagger

Cambridge Dictionary:

swagger [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "swagger"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "swagger"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/swagger 1

Macmillan American Dictionary:

swagger [intransitive] | swaggerer [singular] | swaggerers [plural] | swaggered [past tense] | swaggering [present participle] | swaggers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "swagger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/swagger

swagger [singular, showing disapproval, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "swagger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/swagger 6

Macmillan British Dictionary:

swagger [intransitive, showing disapproval] | swaggered [past tense] | swaggering [present participle] | swaggers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "swagger"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/swagger

swagger [singular, showing disapproval, noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "swagger"

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the Free Dictionary:

swagger

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "swagger"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "swagger"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "swagger" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/swagger

Google Dictionary:

swagger | swaggered [past tense] | swaggering [present participle] | swaggers [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "swagger"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=swagger

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

swagger

Audio: North American pronunciation of "swagger"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=swagge​01 word=swagger

YourDictionary Audio:

swagger

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "swagger" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/swagger

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