Originally Posted by Charlie
I got a buddy whose got swagger. He even swaggers when he staggers. He's shown me the real meaning of the word, the one Funk and Wagnall know nothing about. Swagger is a state of feeling. To swagger, is a state of being. Kind of like what Townes Van Zandt said about feeling lonely and being alone.
This would be an incorrect use of the word.
A person's swagger, is the way they walk. Not the way the present themselves, or a state of feeling, as you put it. That would be the NEW meaning of the old word.