Swank meaning

swăngk
Swagger or pretension.
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Swanky.
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To move or act ostentatiously or pretentiously; swagger.
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Stylish display or ostentation in dress, etc.
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Swaggering, ostentatious behavior, speech, etc.
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Ostentatiously stylish.
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To act in a showy manner; swagger.
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(dated) Fashionably elegant.

I went to a swank party last night.

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A fashionably elegant person.

He's such a swank.

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The parvenu was full of swank.

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To swagger, to show off.

Looks like she's going to swank in, flashing her diamonds, then swan out to another party.

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Stylishness or elegance.
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Origin of swank

  • Perhaps akin to Middle High German swanken to swing

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from swanky, or perhaps from an Old English root, related to the Scots swank and the Middle High German swanken, modern German schwanken (“to sway").

    From Wiktionary