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noun
an inordinately grand opinion of oneself; conceit.
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Origin of swelled head

First recorded in 1890–95

OTHER WORDS FROM swelled head

swelled-headed, adjectiveswelled-head·ed·ness, noun
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swelled head

swollen head


noun
informal an inflated view of one's own worth, often caused by sudden success
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