show off


Definition of SHOW OFF

transitive verb
:  to display proudly <wanted to show our new car off>
intransitive verb
:  to seek to attract attention by conspicuous behavior <boys showing off for the girls>

Examples of SHOW OFF

  1. <the athletes warmed up, happily showing off for the crowd before the match officially started>
  2. <she just wants to show off her new jewelry>

First Known Use of SHOW OFF

circa 1793


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