swanky

[swang-kee]

adjective, swank·i·er, swank·i·est.

elegant or ostentatious; swank.

Origin of swanky

First recorded in 1835–45; swank1 + -y1
Related formsswank·i·ly, adverbswank·i·ness, noun

Synonyms for swanky

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British Dictionary definitions for swanky

swanky

adjective swankier or swankiest informal

expensive and showy; stylisha swanky hotel
boastful or conceited
Derived Formsswankily, adverbswankiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for swanky
adj.

1842, from swank + -y (2).

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