Definition of Swellish

1. a. Dandified; stylish.



Definition of Swellish

1. Adjective. (slang dated) Like a swell or dandy; stylish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swellish

1. foppish [adj] - See also: foppish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swellish

swellegant
sweller
swellers
swellest
swelleth
swellfish
swellfishes
swellhead
swellheaded
swellheadedness
swellheads
swelling
swelling soil
swellingly
swellings
swellish (current term)
swells
swelltoad
swelltoads
swelp
swelt
swelted
swelter
sweltered
sweltering
swelteringly
swelters
sweltery
swelting
sweltrier

Literary usage of Swellish

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1. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"Nobby (123), "swellish", an adjective derived from nob, a vulgar curtailing of ... Lardy, " languidly swellish", is a slang adjective, affected by 'Arry. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"Smart, natty, swellish. See also NOBBY. *KNOT (always nat). Any small bed of flowers is called by this name. I think it is generally applied to the small ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"(To be continued.) ROBERTS CRISMAS STORY. (As append last Summer.) I WAS a staying at swellish Surbiton and had been ingaged at Appy Ampton a ..."

4. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1859)
"His other ideas are purely swellish; he cannot recollect anybody's name, he cannot stand about without lolling, he cannot keep his hands out of his ..."

5. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"Nobby (123), "swellish", an adjective derived from nob, a vulgar curtailing of ... Lardy, " languidly swellish", is a slang adjective, affected by 'Arry. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"Smart, natty, swellish. See also NOBBY. *KNOT (always nat). Any small bed of flowers is called by this name. I think it is generally applied to the small ..."

7. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"(To be continued.) ROBERTS CRISMAS STORY. (As append last Summer.) I WAS a staying at swellish Surbiton and had been ingaged at Appy Ampton a ..."

8. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1859)
"His other ideas are purely swellish; he cannot recollect anybody's name, he cannot stand about without lolling, he cannot keep his hands out of his ..."

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