A wandering on foot; an idle and leisurely walk; a ramble.
To wander on foot; to ramble idly or leisurely; to rove.
*(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
*:These mothers stroll to beg sustenance for their helpless infants.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled
out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
To go somewhere with ease.
*:His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ “Phil?! You?! Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow?!” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
* range, roam, rove, stray
To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
- a man who swaggers about London clubs
- To be great is not to swagger at our footmen.
- (Jonathan Swift)
, date=April 9
, author=Mandeep Sanghera
, title=Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=After spending so much of the season looking upwards, the swashbuckling style and swagger
of early season Spurs was replaced by uncertainty and frustration against a Norwich side who had the quality and verve to take advantage}}
A bold, or arrogant strut.
A prideful boasting or bragging.