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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Swaggerar, Suag(g)erer, n. [e.m.E. swaggerer (1592); Swagger v.] One who behaves in an insolent, boorish or quarrelsome manner. — 1611 Reg. Privy C. IX 172.
[They] keepe nichtlie watche upoun the streitis of the said burgh, for staying of the insolent behaviour and cariage of grite nomberis of swaggeraris, idill and deboschet bodyis
1619 Misc. Bann. C. I 208.
The jailor send my keeper with me to Greenwich (quho was ane profane, graceless and wngodlie suaggerer)
1630-1651 Gordon Geneal. Hist. 171.
He did associat … with some desperat suagerers and night walkers of Paris

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