show–off

play
noun, often attributive \ˈshō-ˌȯf\

Definition of show–off

  1. 1 :  the act of showing off

  2. 2 :  one that shows off :  exhibitionist

show–offy

play \ˈshō-ˌȯ-fē\ adjective

First Known Use of show–off

1843


SHOW–OFF Defined for English Language Learners

show-off

play
noun

Definition of show–off for English Language Learners

  • : a person who tries to impress other people with his or her abilities or possessions


SHOW–OFF Defined for Kids

show–off

play
noun \ˈshō-ˌȯf\

Definition of show–off for Students

  1. :  a person who tries to impress other people with his or her abilities or possessions

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