an old word that basically means fantastic, generally used by old people or hipsters to try to sound hip.
Clark: I think it's just swell!
Lois: Swell? You know, Clark, there are very few people left in the world these days who sound comfortable saying that word.
Clark Kent: What?
Lois Lane: "Swell".
Clark Kent: Really? It just sort of comes naturally to me.
by supmy December 16, 2011
Top Definition
adj. Fantastic, great, wonderful, et.
Gee, wouldn't it be swell if Mike won the lottery?
by Richard Black March 01, 2005
From ye olde English, "'Tis well." Very popular in chatty movies of the 1930s, began to be used sarcastically in the '40s. Nowadays, totally passe (French for "over with.")
Old fart: That's swell.
by Gedaliah August 21, 2006
To be great, in a good mood. Can also refer to an inatimate object.
My penis is swell today

Your sister was swell lest night
by Colin The Cross-Dresser January 22, 2003
a word used to make one's self sound corny yet in a delightful and jolly way; can also be used to create heavy sarcasm through an optimistic sounding word
Jennie: hey, how's your ten page paper comin along?

Nick: oh, just...swell!

Jennie: you didnt start it did you?

by mariadabombp January 27, 2010
big wave, great for surfin'
there's some nice swells off of bells beach today!
by elle wave January 11, 2005
What to say after you work out, getting your swell on, making muscles bigger...
Hey I just got my swell on!
by joeblowwoah March 04, 2009
A young aspiring rapper from Rowland Heights, California who is known for his popular saying, "one of a kind devine." And also for his harsh views on other rappers that don't respect the forefathers of hip hop.
Yo did you hear S.well's new track yet? shits bangin kid!
by marquise henry September 06, 2008

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