Stylish vs Swank - What's the difference?

stylish | swank |

As adjectives the difference between stylish and swank

is that stylish is having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress while swank is (dated) fashionably elegant.

As a noun swank is

a fashionably elegant person.

As a verb swank is

to swagger, to show off.




(en adjective)
  • Having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
  • (film) Having a particular directing style or cinematography.
  • swank



  • (dated) Fashionably elegant.
  • I went to a swank party last night.


    (en noun)
  • A fashionably elegant person.
  • He's such a swank .
  • Ostentation.
  • The parvenu was full of swank .
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  • Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body--he seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing and you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat.


    (en verb)
  • To swagger, to show off.
  • Looks like she's going to swank in, flashing her diamonds, then swank out to another party.


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