cabotinage

noun
cab·o·ti·nage | \¦kabətə̇¦näzh\
plural cabotinages\" \

Definition of cabotinage 

: behavior befitting a second-rate actor : obvious playing to the audience : theatricality

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First Known Use of cabotinage

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabotinage

French, from cabotin strolling actor, charlatan (from Cabotin, 17th century French actor) + -age

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