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show off

verb

Definition of show off

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to display proudly <wanted to show our new car off>

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  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>



    Circa 1793

    First Known Use of show off

    circa 1793



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