swanky

[ swang-kee ]
/ ˈswæŋ ki /

adjective, swank·i·er, swank·i·est.

elegant or ostentatious; swank.

Nearby words

  1. swan-upping,
  2. swanee,
  3. swang,
  4. swanherd,
  5. swank,
  6. swanndri,
  7. swannery,
  8. swanscombe man,
  9. swansdown,
  10. swansea

Origin of swanky

First recorded in 1835–45; swank1 + -y1

Related formsswank·i·ly, adverbswank·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for swanky

swanky

/ (ˈswæŋkɪ) /

adjective swankier or swankiest informal

expensive and showy; stylisha swanky hotel
boastful or conceited
Derived Formsswankily, adverbswankiness, noun

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