Swank Definition

swăngk
swankest, swanks, swanker
noun
swanks
Stylishness or elegance.
American Heritage
Stylish display or ostentation in dress, etc.
Webster's New World
Swaggering, ostentatious behavior, speech, etc.
Webster's New World
Swagger or pretension.
American Heritage
A fashionably elegant person.
He's such a swank.
Wiktionary
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adjective
swanker, swankest
Swanky.
American Heritage
Ostentatiously stylish.
Webster's New World

(dated) Fashionably elegant.

I went to a swank party last night.
Wiktionary
verb
swanks
To act in a showy manner; swagger.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Swank

Adjective

Base Form:
swank
Comparative:
swanker
Superlative:
swankest

Origin of Swank

  • 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

  • Perhaps akin to Middle High German swanken to swing

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

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