Originally Posted by TL4everu2
"swagger"....New word, old word.
The word's been around for centuries, yet had lost it's meaning and use for many years until about 2 or 3 years ago. WTF does it mean? What IS "swagger" now?
I think that too many younger people use this word, to describe the way a man holds himself, rather than the way he walks.
Well, I don't know how younger people use it, and don't really care, as the word never fell into disuse for me. I meant the way he struts, but I did use it as a noun, which means a swaggering manner. As a verb, it means the way someone walks. I am a writer (and former spelling bee champion! Woo-hoo) who helps tutor college kids in English, so I am aware of the words I use.