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show off

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior
  • the athletes warmed up, happily showing off for the crowd before the match officially started

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2 to present so as to invite notice or attention
  • she just wants to show off her new jewelry

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show-off

noun

Synonyms of show-off (Entry 2 of 2)

informal + disapproving a person who tries to impress other people with his or her abilities or possessions

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The first known use of show off was in 1750

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“Show off.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/show%20off. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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