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Old 01-14-2011, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by nycindie View Post
Sorry, but you are mistaken. In my hardcopy Third Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary, last reprinted 15 years ago in 1996, the definitions of swagger are below:

swag·ger (swăg' ər) v. -gered, -ger·ring, -gers. —intr. 1. To walk or conduct oneself with an insolent or arrogant air; strut. See Synonyms at strut. 2. To brag or boast. —tr. To browbeat or bully (someone). —swagger n. 1. A swaggering movement or gait. 2. Boastful or conceited expression; braggadocio. [Probably frequentative of SWAG] —swag'gerer n. —swag-geringly adv.
It is not just about a way of walking, and has long had multiple meanings, that are still used today.
Last reprinted 15 years ago. New meaning of an old word.
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