swank adj : imposingly fashionable and elegant; "a swank apartment" [syn: swanky] n : elegance by virtue of being fashionable [syn: chic, chicness, modishness, smartness, stylishness, last word] v : display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car" [syn: flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate]
- Rhymes: -æŋk
- Fashionably elegant.
- I went to a swank party last night.
- A fashionably elegant person.
- He's such a swank.
- The parvenu was full of swank.
- 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The
Great Gatsby,[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt ]
- Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body--he seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing and you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat.
- To swagger (boast)
in association with elegance.
- Looks like she's going to swank in, flashing her diamonds, then swan out to another party.
- For other uses, see Swank (disambiguation).
Swank is a pornographic magazine for heterosexual men published in the United States. It includes hardcore sex, such as the use of sex toys, lesbian sex, and sexual intercourse between men and women.
There are also a series of DVDs and an official website produced under the Swank name.
Swank is owned by the Magna Publishing Group, which publishes a number of other adult magazines, including:
The Magna Publishing Group's website includes the claim that Swank has been established for "well over 65 years". A magazine called "Swank" was founded by Fox Features Comics founder Victor Fox in the 1940s. This early version of the magazine was a knockoff of Esquire, but eventually evolved to its current format. The magazine has had breaks in publication of several years during its history, so the "over 65 years" claim may be disputed by some media historians.
Popular culture referencesIn The Simpsons episode The Principal and the Pauper, in Principal Skinner's seedy hotel room (after he is revealed to be an impostor), Skinner lists his meager possessions ("... Armin's liquor, Armin's copy of Swank, Armin's frozen peas!") and Homer asks to see his copy of Swank.
In the song Jen is Bringin' the Drugs by Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, the narrator sees Jen in Swank. (:|
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