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swanky

[swang-kee] /ˈswæŋ ki/
adjective, swankier, swankiest.
1.
elegant or ostentatious; swank.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; swank1 + -y1
Related forms
swankily, adverb
swankiness, noun
Synonyms
stylish, chic, smart, fashionable.
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British Dictionary definitions for swanky

swanky

/ˈswæŋkɪ/
adjective (informal) swankier, swankiest
1.
expensive and showy; stylish a swanky hotel
2.
boastful or conceited
Derived Forms
swankily, adverb
swankiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for swanky
adj.

1842, from swank + -y (2).

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