noun Date: 1845 one who has a swelled head ; a conceited person • swellheaded adjectiveswellheadedness noun

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  • swellhead — [swel′hed΄] n. Informal a vain or conceited person; egotist swellheaded adj. swellheadedness n …   English World dictionary

  • swellhead — n. a conceited person. □ Tom is getting to be such a swellhead. □ I wish that swellhead would spend more time elsewhere! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • swellhead — swellheaded, adj. swellheadedness, n. /swel hed /, n. a vain or arrogant person. [1835 45, Amer.; SWELL + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • swellhead — noun An arrogant or conceited person …   Wiktionary

  • swellhead — swell·head (swelґhed) 1. lechuguilla fever. 2. bighead (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • swellhead — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal A conceited, self centered person: egocentric, egoist, egomaniac, egotist, narcissist. See SELF, SELF LOVE …   English dictionary for students

  • swellhead — n. arrogant and conceited person, braggart, egotist adj. having an inflated opinion of oneself, arrogant, conceited …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swellhead — swell•head [[t]ˈswɛlˌhɛd[/t]] n. a vain or arrogant person • Etymology: 1835–45, amer. swell′head′ed, adj. swell′head′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • swellhead — noun a conceited and self centered person • Syn: ↑egotist, ↑egoist • Derivationally related forms: ↑egoistic (for: ↑egoist), ↑egoism (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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