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swank

verb [I] uk   /swæŋk/ informal disapproving us  
to behave or speak too confidently because you think that you are very important, in order to attract other people's attention and admiration: Just because you won, there's no need to swank. People around here don't swank about their money.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off

swank

noun [U] uk   /swæŋk/ informal disapproving us  
behaviour that is too confident: In spite of all his swank, he's never really achieved very much.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
(Definition of swank from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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