Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person regarded as arrogant or conceited.

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  • noun informal An arrogant or conceited person.

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  • noun a conceited and self-centered person

Etymologies

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swell +‎ head

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    Rational Review

  • “But the minute I began to answer, to argue, to protest—the minute I began to sound off—I became a swellhead, a wise guy, an ‘uppity’ nigger.”

    WILLIE MAYS

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