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fancy and stylish
  • How to Memorize
    • swanky - fancy
  • Analysis

    Something or somewhere ‘swanky’ is considered very expensive and fashionable with an ostentatiousness that attracts people’s attention and admiration. It is an informal word that was originally mainly used in spoken English but now frequently features in written English as well.

  • Example(s)
    1. It was our tenth wedding anniversary tonight, so I took my wife to a swanky restaurant to celebrate.

    2. The work function was a swanky affair in a plush hotel where everybody was expected to adhere to a black-tie dress code.

    3. Getting my long-awaited promotion meant that I could move into the swanky apartment I’ve had my eye on for a while.