swell·​head ˈswel-ˌhed How to pronounce swellhead (audio)
: one who has a swelled head : a conceited person
swellheaded adjective
swellheadedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swellhead was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Swellhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swellhead. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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