The word ‘swagger’ dates back to Shakespearean times!
In fact, the popular word to describe something in a bragging manner has its first written use in the 1596 play A Midsummer Night’s Dream! The quote of the original usage is as follows from character, Puck: “What hempen homespuns have we swaggering here?”
There are even earlier occurrences that may have to do with the word dating back farther before Shakespeare to the 1300s! But what can you do with this newfound knowledge? The next time your English teacher complains on how kids speak to one another, you can give that teacher a lesson on the history and evolution on this word we use so commonly today!