swelled head


noun

an inordinately grand opinion of oneself; conceit.

Origin of swelled head

First recorded in 1890–95

Related forms

swelled-head·ed, adjectiveswelled-head·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swelled head

swelled head

swollen head


noun

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