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swagger

1. verb To exhibit extreme self-confidence. A: "Look at them swaggering into the cafeteria." B: "That's why they're the cool kids."
2. verb To boast. He's always swaggering about what a big rock star he is, and yet he's never recognized when we're out in public. Hmm.
3. noun Extreme self-confidence. All the girls want to date him cause he's got swagger.
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He's a swaggering alpha male, hewn out of Middleton stone.
If Dutch Pete's drunken, murderous rage both typified same-sex homicide in late nineteenth-century Chicago and fits well with evolutionary psychologists' portraits of the swaggering behavior of young, poor barroom brawlers, early twentieth-century male-on-male homicide grew out of very different circumstances.
As the proportion of homicides committed with firearms surged, even the swaggering ruffians of local bars may have thought twice before challenging any and all onlookers.
Tyson's ill-tempered swaggering set off a chain reaction of punching and pushing that engulfed about 50 people.
Patrick Armand was a knockout as the swaggering, macho Petruchio, blazing onstage in a blur of turns and pirouettes while projecting a vibrant portrait of the randy bully.
Morgan's'' plots harken back to the Paleozoic era of comedy, when cavemen were probably doing sitcoms: Tonight, his swaggering buffoonery nearly wrecks his shy son's date with a pretty schoolmate.
As Kim, the artist who arrives in a van and sweeps Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) off into sexual sugar shock, Cox exudes the kind of sweetly swaggering butch allure that causes jealous fights in dyke bars everywhere.
Most of the company's satirical numbers consist of swaggering show-stopper cliches trotted out uncritically by a cast combining men dressed en travesti with classically credentialed, mugging ladies.
Wanzor doing triple duty as portly Bustopher Jones, palsy stricken Gus the Theater Cat and the swaggering tiger Growltiger.
Secretariat was far more honest and courageous an athlete than any number of overpaid, swaggering, wife/girlfriend-beating, drug-abusing, poor role-model ya-hoos that sportswriters seem to love to hype.
Each deer season brings out a number of swaggering men who equate hunting with machismo, who think two weeks in camp without changing underwear somehow increases their masculine mystique.
Among the movie's several interlocking stories, the most sharply drawn follows Mouloud's descent into a world of drugs and crime under the aegis of his swaggering teen-age cousin, Rhida (Sofiane Mammeri).
After witnessing his team plummet from first to last place in the California League Southern Division in recent weeks, Brundage was not exactly swaggering with self-assurance late Friday night.
Women are the tough, swaggering, take-charge types; men need a firm guiding hand.