swellhead

[swel-hed]

noun

a vain or arrogant person.

Nearby words

  1. swell front,
  2. swelled head,
  3. swelled head, have a,
  4. swelled-headed,
  5. swellfish,
  6. swelling,
  7. swelter,
  8. sweltering,
  9. swelteringly,
  10. sweltry

Origin of swellhead

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; swell + head

Related formsswell·head·ed, adjectiveswell·head·ed·ness, noun

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