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swagger
used in Catch-22

3 uses
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Definition
walk or behave in a highly confident or proud manner — often arrogant and sometimes to impress or intimidate others
  • He swaggered away happily with the proud smile of a champion, his shriveled head high and his emaciated chest out.
    Chapter 12 — Bologna (99% in)
  • 'It might even get me into The Saturday Evening Post,' Colonel Cathcart boasted in his office with a smile, swaggering back and forth convivially as he reproached the chaplain.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (72% in)
  • Who would protect a warm-hearted, simple-minded gnome like Orr from rowdies and cliques and from expert athletes like Appleby who had flies in their eyes and would walk right over him with swaggering conceit and self-assurance every chance they got?
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (58% in)

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