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swanky Line breaks: swanky
Pronunciation: /ˈswaŋki/

Definition of swanky in English:

adjective (swankier, swankiest)

1Stylishly luxurious and expensive: directors with swanky company cars
More example sentences
  • My new gym is very expensive and somewhat swanky.
  • My attempts at coolness were almost spoiled during a very important meeting at the extremely swanky and expensive Cap D' Antibes Hotel.
  • Bangalore's crime cells are pushing for the corporate look - swanky and stylish.
1.1Using one’s wealth, knowledge, or achievements to try to impress others.
Example sentences
  • The seating area looks good too, with walled booths creating a modern and very (self-consciously) swanky impression.


Example sentences
  • I take myself off to the basement homeware department of Peter Jones's swankily renovated store in Sloane Square.
  • You could dismiss this swankily shot Latin American trifle as an upscale soap opera, but that would be an insult to soap operas.
  • It's a swankily appointed show car created in 2004 to show then suitor Shanghai Automotive it could come up with a marketable design in, like, 90 minutes.
Example sentences
  • But it wasn't until he landed a sous job at Boston's Mistral - a hot spot for foodies - that he realized swankiness does not mean happiness when home is a four-hour drive from his favorite slopes.
  • Depending on the swankiness of the place where it is served and the origins of the beer itself it can go up to €4.50.
  • So we talk about the passing parade of people, and order caviar and wine and bask in the swankiness of it all.

Words that rhyme with swanky

cranky, Frankie, hanky, hanky-panky, lanky, manky, Yankee
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