SWANK

What Does SWANK Mean?

SWANK means "Blatantly Luxurious," "Single Woman And No Kids" and "Second Wife And No Kids." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.

Blatantly Luxurious

Swank is a word used widely (especially in the UK) to mean "blatantly luxurious, expensive or cool." For example:
  • Mugger: That's a pretty swanky watch you've got there. Give it to me.
  • Victim: I also have some pretty swanky Krav Maga moves too. Would you like to see them?

Single Woman And No Kids

SWANK is also an acronym, typically used on adult dating sites and in personal advertisements with the meaning "Single Woman And No Kids."

In this context, SWANK is usually an indication of the status of a woman seeking a partner. However, it may also be used by someone seeking a single female partner who does not have children. For example:
  • SWANK looking for loyal companion. Must have big wallet.
  • Single guy seeks SWANK for serious relationship.

Second Wife And No Kids

Less commonly, SWANK is also used with the meaning "Second Wife And No Kids." In this context, a SWANK is a woman who is married for the second time and does not have children. For example:
  • Sam: How come she always looks so good?
  • Jo: She's his SWANK. They've got nothing else to spend their money on.
  • Shannon: Don't tell me he's married!
  • Caz: I'm afraid so. In fact, he's on his SWANK.
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meaning of SWANK

SWANK also means "Blatantly Luxurious" and "Second Wife And No Kids."

Summary of Key Points

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Blatantly Luxurious" is a common definition for SWANK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
SWANK
Definition:Blatantly Luxurious
Type:Word
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Single Woman And No Kids" is another common definition for SWANK, especially on dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com.
SWANK
Definition:Single Woman And No Kids
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Third Definition

SWANK also means "Second Wife And No Kids."
SWANK
Definition:Second Wife and No Kids
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at SWANK

When used with the meaning "Single Woman And No Kids" or "Second Wife And No Kids," SWANK is an an acronym (i.e. an abbreviation spoken as a word).

Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of SWANK in personal advertisements pre-dates the digital era.

Example of SWANK Used in a Text

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