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SWANK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swank mean? 

SWANK (noun)
  The noun SWANK has 1 sense:

1. elegance by virtue of being fashionable

  Familiarity information: SWANK used as a noun is very rare.


SWANK (adjective)
  The adjective SWANK has 1 sense:

1. imposingly fashionable and elegant

  Familiarity information: SWANK used as an adjective is very rare.


SWANK (verb)
  The verb SWANK has 1 sense:

1. display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

  Familiarity information: SWANK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWANK (noun)


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Meaning:

Elegance by virtue of being fashionable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

chic; swank; stylishness; modishness; chicness; chichi; last word; smartness

Hypernyms ("swank" is a kind of...):

elegance (a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "swank"):

dapperness; jauntiness; nattiness; rakishness (stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance)


SWANK (adjective)


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Meaning:

Imposingly fashionable and elegant

Synonyms:

swank; swanky

Context example:

a swank apartment

Similar:

fashionable; stylish (being or in accordance with current social fashions)


SWANK (verb)


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Meaning:

Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

swank; show off; ostentate; flaunt; flash

Context example:

he showed off his new sports car

Hypernyms (to "swank" is one way to...):

display; exhibit; expose (to show, make visible or apparent)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "swank"):

flex (exhibit the strength of)

splurge (be showy or ostentatious)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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