In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(boasting)fanfarronada feminine informal
- Hot tubs and full kitchens (complete with blenders) round out the swank.
- The good times were rolling, and Manhattan felt swank like never before.
- It's best to come with a small group of good friends and enjoy the vibe and the feeling: not overly swank, a lot of character and class.
- I can still remember him running a blue pencil through a draft passage that I was particularly proud of in one of my first books and telling me, kindly but firmly, ‘That's just swank.’
- I guess Chris thought it would be good for us sophisticated city folk, as we must pine for swank when we're not around it.
- Reminds me of the swank that flashed in the US up until about 1928.
- It would be an understatement to say that there was no swank.
- Friday night, get your swank on as DJs Pat Boogie and Lexis take over the decks at Upper Club.
- Excuse the swank, but a film star once worked for me.
- We are also setting up an online store for bands to sell their band swank.
- Along with modesty, that other quintessentially British characteristic, self-deprecation, is on the wane - it doesn't work in a culture of swank and bravado.
- At a stroke, Glasgow's got-it, flaunt-it streets of swank are going to look decidedly 10 minutes ago as hordes of Glaswegian fashion victims board the train to Waverley station for the hottest retail style experience around.
- Pleased with his elderly ability to swarm up four flights of stairs to his study each day, he admits, ‘I rather swank about it.’
- Their destination seemed designed for cheer, with a landscaped park, fountains and personalised warmth from across the swank, sweetly scented lobby.
- Lead by singer Maja Ivarsson, The Sounds took to the stage and strutted their stuff, with all the swank and attitude of a group of runway models at a Hollywood Coke soirée.
- He says that in the initial postwar decades, these oases of comfort and architectural swank that sprang up throughout Europe and the Middle East embodied American Utopia.
- Many people will try to like this album, the second full-length of original music from the D.C kings of swank, suits 'n' stirred Martinis, known for their stoned, trippy, dubby bossa beats.
- Barnes's journalistic reputation is founded on his relaxed, anecdotal style, which is never entirely devoid of swank, clatter and show-off puns.
- For one last meal we passed up the usual greasy chopstick and went air-conditioned swank.
- Here pomp and swank are so remote that you secretly wish for a larger, more elegant lounge.
2(show)just for swank — solo para lucirse / para darse tono
3(person)fanfarrón masculine informalfanfarrona feminine informal
1fanfarronear informalchulear Spain informal
- Everything was bogus, from the place cards which were love haikus, to the guy swanking round with a bottle of absinthe saying he'd been given it by Johnny so that everyone asked ‘Johnny who? allowing him to sniff ‘Depp, of course’.
- The truth is that Jack is forever swanking around in Bute House, pouring large ones for his posh guests and acting like he owns the place.
- It establishes a slush fund to hand out goodies to people who can swank around producing programmes at a cost far in excess of normal commercial rates.
- Do you know what Hell it has been, not mentioning this before because it would only look like swanking off?
- By tomorrow I'll be swanking around the place as if it was all predicted and, you know, I knew it was going to happen.
- These famous faces seem to be having a grand time, swanking around in their fabulous deco costumes and deploying different foreign accents at each other, and it's just as much fun for us to watch them.
- If you want to swank and swagger go for Pomerol's Lafleur that, incredibly, started off life en primeur at £1,650 a case and only three years later is priced here at £650.
- He got paid last weekend and spent the money on swanking about in a hotel with his girlfriend, showing her the high life.
- While virtually everyone else mucks in for testing at Barcelona and Valencia, Ferrari get to swank around their own circuits at Fiorano and Mugello in Italy.
- It simultaneously demonstrates deep traditional appreciation of materials, light and space, and a lively understanding of the potentials of modern technology, without swanking about them.
- The provocative account he brazenly swanked the day after made younger Maurice stir.
- From spies in Venice comes a sighting of him swanking around on the Grand Canal.
- ‘I commute in a three-quarter-tonne capacity Chevrolet Silverado HD,’ he swanked in his latest book.
- She was the early favourite to win the competition, and she's spent the entire series swanking around like she invented dancing or something.
- Irvine and Rita cleverly cashed in on Glaswegians' profligate delight in dressing up and swanking it up.
- To watch many leading members of Sinn Fein swanking it up and sipping Bollinger with some of the Irish corporate elite in members clubs is quite remarkable.
- I got a Paul Smith suit and I swanked down the street hoping people would recognise me.
- It's in Gabriel's Wharf which is just a swanked up name for what is, in essence, just a street with some shops full of artsy fartsy froo froo.
- Still in his twenties, he swanked his way through the Belfast-based international news media, lunching with key opinion-makers, opining every night on local television.
- Years ago, when in our first new home, I was proudly swanking about it and a friend said: ‘How lovely for you both’ and ‘Have you got wall-to-wall carpeting?’
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