swelled head


noun

an inordinately grand opinion of oneself; conceit.

Nearby words

  1. sweir,
  2. swelinck,
  3. swell,
  4. swell box,
  5. swell front,
  6. swelled head, have a,
  7. swelled-headed,
  8. swellfish,
  9. swellhead,
  10. swelling

Origin of swelled head

First recorded in 1890–95

Related formsswelled-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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