swanky

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swank +‎ -y

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swanky (comparative swankier, superlative swankiest)

  1. (informal) Rather posh, elegant, ritzy.
    • 1930, Frank Richards, The Magnet, Tale-Bearer in Chief
      His manner never had been modest or retiring. Now it was unmistakably swanky; he was putting on side to an extent that made fellows who observed him smile and shrug their shoulders.


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