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1. A person or object that is posh, high-class, glamorous, classy, upmarket, etc.

2. A person or object that is cool, awesome, hip, maybe even obsessed by the person using the word, to describe that person or object.
1. The man at the hotel reception desk told us that the restraunt that we will be dining at this evening is very swanky, and suggested that we dressed formally.

2. 'The OC' is so swanky! I just love it to death.
by Dom. June 30, 2006
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Swanky = cool and fashionable... though not necessarily in the sense of mainstream standards.
You should see the swanky new catsuit I just bought.
by Yield to whim October 25, 2011
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Something or Someone who is super unexplainably spiffy
Joann is a swanky beast!

The porno was super swanky!
by Tessa Elice July 29, 2005
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a word meaning insane, out of this world, flashy, trendy. A personal favorite of mine
*kid in green blazer walks by*

Jackass: Yo man, that blazer is SWANKY!
by montreal November 11, 2004
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