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swankverb [I]

uk   us   /swæŋk/ informal disapproving
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.

swanknoun [U]

uk   us   /swæŋk/ informal disapproving
behaviour that is too confident: In spite of all his swank, he's never really achieved very much.
Translations of “swank”
in Vietnamese phô trương, khoe khoang…
in Spanish fanfarronear, fardar, darse tono/humos…
in Thai อวดโก้…
in Malaysian menunjuk-nunjuk…
in French se donner des airs…
in German die Angeberei…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出風頭,誇耀,炫耀,賣弄…
in Indonesian menyombong…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出风头,夸耀,炫耀,卖弄…
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