(comparative more swaggering, superlative most swaggering)
Boastful, blustering behaviour.
Anatole with his swaggering air strode up to the window.
There was thus quite an army of impudent swaggering idlers roaming about the country and 1 The O'Neills who played such an important part in later Irish history do not take their name from Niall Noigiallach, though they are descended from him.
Cavalier in English was early applied in a contemptuous sense to an overbearing swashbuckler - a roisterer or swaggering gallant.
regales the listener with his swaggering, slinky style.