swank Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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swankverb [I]

uk   us   /swæŋk/ UK 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 abouttheirmoney.

swanknoun [U]

uk   us   /swæŋk/ UK informal disapproving
behaviour that is too ​confident: In ​spite of all his swank, he's never really ​achieved very much.


→  swanky
(Definition of swank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “swank”
in Spanish fanfarronear, fardar, darse tono/humos…
in Vietnamese phô trương, khoe khoang…
in Malaysian menunjuk-nunjuk…
in Thai อวดโก้…
in French se donner des airs…
in German die Angeberei…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出风头,夸耀,炫耀,卖弄…
in Indonesian menyombong…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出風頭,誇耀,炫耀,賣弄…
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