swagger (v.) Old form(s): zwaggerd
force by blustering language, bully
KL IV.vi.238[disguised Edgar to Oswald, adopting a country accent] 'chould ha' bin zwaggered out of my life [F; Q swaggar'd]
Oth II.iii.273[Cassio to Iago] And squabble! Swagger! Swear!
TC V.ii.139[Thersites to himself, of Troilus] Will he swagger himself out on's own eyes?
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