self-ex·​hi·​bi·​tion ˌself-ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən How to pronounce self-exhibition (audio)
plural self-exhibitions
: the act or an instance of showing off or exhibiting oneself usually in an ostentatious manner : self-display
And as social media continues to grow in being the primary means of public self-exhibition, personal profiles are adorned with portraits of their users.Olivia Freeman

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-exhibition was circa 1616

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“Self-exhibition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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