swelled head

noun

: an exaggerated opinion of oneself : self-conceit
swelled-headed adjective
swelled-headedness noun

Examples of swelled head in a Sentence

coming in first in a couple of tennis tournaments was enough to give him a swelled head

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swelled head was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Swelled head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swelled%20head. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

swelled head

noun
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