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swellhead

[ swel-hed ]
/ ˈswɛlˌhɛd /
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noun

a vain or arrogant person.

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Origin of swellhead

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

OTHER WORDS FROM swellhead

swellheaded, adjectiveswell·head·ed·ness, noun
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