Definition of Swanky

1. Adjective. Imposingly fashionable and elegant. "A swank apartment"

Exact synonyms: Swank
Similar to: Fashionable, Stylish
Derivative terms: Swank

Definition of Swanky

1. Adjective. Rather posh, elegant, ritzy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swanky

1. swank [adj SWANKIER, SWANKIEST] : SWANKILY [adv] - See also: swank

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swanky

swankers
swankest
swankey
swankeys
swankie
swankier
swankies
swankiest
swankily
swankiness
swankinesses
swanking
swankpot
swankpots
swanks
swanky (current term)
swanlike
swanling
swanlings
swanmark
swanmarks
swanneck
swanned
swanneries
swannery
swannier
swanniest
swanning
swannings
swanny

Literary usage of Swanky

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1. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"His cousin was a bierly swank, swanky, в. An active or clever young fellow. ... swanky, adj.] Add; 2. swanky is applied to a person who ..."

2. The Celtic Monthly: A Magazine for Highlanders (1900)
""Dream or no dream, my lad, there was never a piobaireachd like that put on the pipes but the swanky man, with the danger in his eyes, played it. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"swanky, a tight, strapping young fellow or girl. " At e'en at the gloamin, ... swanky, small beer. Flowers of the Forest. ..."

4. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"swanky, i. An active or clever young fellow, 8. Dovelas. A. Bor. ... swanky, adj. 1. Perh. empty ; hungry. Dunbar. 2. Applied to one who is tall, but lank, ..."

5. Yorkshire Folk-talk: With Characteristics of Those who Speak it in the North by Marmaduke Charles Frederick Morris (1892)
"Svang (the hollow of the sole of the foot). swanky, adj. C. Strong and large of its kind. ... Ex.— Your Tom 's a lang swanky chap gotten. Swape, n. ..."

6. Yorkshire Folk-talk: With Characteristics of Those who Speak it in the North by Marmaduke Charles Frederick Morris (1892)
"Svang (the hollow of the sole of the foot). swanky, adj. C. Strong and large of its kind. ... Ex.— Your Tom 's a lang swanky chap gotten. Swape, n. ..."

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