- n. 出风头；虚张声势
- vi. 炫耀；出风头
- adj. 爱打扮的，华丽的
- n. (Swank)人名；(英)斯旺克
来自辅音丛 sw-,弯，转，摇摆，摇晃，比较 swing,sway,sweep,swipe.引申比喻义炫耀，卖弄。
- swank (adj.)
- "stylish, classy, posh," 1913, from earlier noun or verb; "A midland and s.w. dial. word taken into general slang use at the beginning of the 20th cent." [OED]; compare swank (n.) "ostentatious behavior," noted in 1854 as a Northampton word; swank (v.), from 1809 as "to strut, behave ostentatiously." Perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *swank-, from PIE *sweng(w)-, a Germanic root meaning "to swing, turn, toss" (cognates: Middle High German swanken "to sway, totter, turn, swing," Old High German swingan "to swing;" see swing (v.)). Perhaps the notion is of "swinging" the body ostentatiously (compare swagger).
A separate word-thread derives from Old English swancor "pliant, bending," and from this comes swanky (n.) "active or clever young fellow" (c. 1500).
- 1. There was no swank in Martin.
- 2. It was Swank's judgment that he had become irrelevant.
- 3. Don't be such a swank!
- 4. Swank as well as I still hoped that perhaps they had not shown their hand completely.
- 5. Swank was born in Washington State, or perhaps Nebraska.
- 斯万卡出生于华盛顿州, 或者可能是内布拉斯加州.
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