Quick Definition: How a person presents him or herself to the world that shows strength, charisma, and a sense of roughness and danger.

Full Definition:

Swagger can be shown from how the person handles a situation. It can also be shown in the person’s walk, which originates from street “gangsters” who deal with tough situations every day. It is a combination of one’s body language, eye contact, voice tonality, movement, and overall charisma.

Swagger in action:


Denzel Washington has swagger in all his movie roles, especially as the bad guy.

Related Terms: Moxy, Body Language, Alpha Male, Subcommunication, Bad Boy