Meaning of swankpot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈswaŋkpɒt/


informal, dated British
  • A person attempting to impress others.

    • ‘Dr Lew was the barrelly fast and furious England centre with the steamhammer hand-off whom all the swankpots at my school attempted to emulate.’
    • ‘My teacher's a right swankpot about the best pupil in his form.’
    • ‘And, as swankpot Ford, Geoffrey Lesley gives a controlled, sleuthing performance that simmers on the brink of volcanic-like eruption.’
    • ‘It's worth saying that while the enterprising interviewees belong to the more willingly opinionated group of business owners, they were certainly not the type of swankpots who should be ignored.’
    • ‘Now the Perth Concert Hall is a fairly austere hoity-toity kind of swankpot, people stay in their seats, clap, cheer, maybe take photos.’
    boaster, brag, bragger, show-off, blusterer, trumpeter, swaggerer, poser, poseur, poseuse, peacock, egotist, self-publicist