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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

SWAGGER, v., n. Also swauger. Sc. form and usages. [′swɑgər]

I. v. To stagger, reel, to walk as if drunk (Mry. 1825 Jam.).

II. n. A lurch to one side. a stagger[Bnff. 1972).Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 187:
He ga' a swauger or twa', an' syne fell our.

[Freq. form of Swag, v.1]

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