(informal, now somewhat dated or ironic) Excellent.
Other Word Forms of Swell
Origin of Swell
From Middle English swellen, from Old English swellan (“to swell"), from Proto-Germanic *swellanÄ… (“to swell"), of unknown origin. Cognate with Old Frisian swella, Low German swellen, Dutch zwellen (“to swell"), German schwellen (“to swell"), Swedish svälla (“to swell"), Icelandic svella.
Middle English swellen from Old English swellan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the above verb.
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