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swellhead

[swel-hed] /ˈswɛlˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a vain or arrogant person.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; swell + head
Related forms
swellheaded, adjective
swellheadedness, noun
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swellhead

noun
  1. A conceited person; a person whose head is swollen with pride: She acted like a swellhead after she got the prize (1845+)
  2. Conceit: I was afraid you'd get the swellhead (1867+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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