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swank

intransitive verb

Definition of swank

  1. :  show off, swagger; also :  boast 1

Examples of swank in a sentence

  1. rich people swanking around in their expensive cars

Origin and Etymology of swank

perhaps akin to Middle High German swanken to sway; akin to Middle Dutch swanc supple


First Known Use: 1708


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swank

play
adjective \ˈswaŋk\

Definition of swank

Scottish

  1. :  full of life or energy :  active

Origin and Etymology of swank

Middle Low German or Middle Dutch swanc supple; akin to Old High German swingan to swing


First Known Use: 1773


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swank

play
adjective \ˈswaŋ-kē\

Definition of swank

swanker

or

swankier

swankiest

  1. 1 :  characterized by showy display :  ostentatious <a swank limousine>

  2. 2 :  fashionably elegant :  smart <a swank restaurant>

swankily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

swankiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Circa 1842

First Known Use of swank

circa 1842

Variants of swank

or

swanky


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swank

noun

Definition of swank

  1. 1 :  arrogance or ostentation of dress or manner :  pretentiousness, swagger

  2. 2 :  elegance, fashionableness


SWANK Defined for English Language Learners

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swank

intransitive verb

Definition of swank for English Language Learners

  • : to behave in a way that is intended to impress people



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