Meaning of SWAN in English


I. swan 1 /swɒn $ swɑːn/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Language: Old English ]

a large white bird with a long neck that lives on rivers and lakes

II. swan 2 BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle swanned , present participle swanning ) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]

British English informal to enjoy yourself and behave in a relaxed way that is annoying to other people

swan off/around

He’s gone swanning off to Rome for the weekend!

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.