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show-off

[shoh-awf, -of] /ˈʃoʊˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
a person given to pretentious display.
2.
the act of showing off.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; noun use of verb phrase show off
Related forms
show-offish, adjective
Synonyms
1. exhibitionist, braggart.
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British Dictionary definitions for show-off

show off

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to exhibit or display so as to invite admiration
2.
(intransitive) (informal) to behave in such a manner as to make an impression
noun
3.
(informal) a person who makes a vain display of himself
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Word Origin and History for show-off
n.

1776, "a display;" see show (v.) + off (adv.). From 1801 as "a deliberate and ostentatious display;" in reference to the person who makes such a display, attested from 1924. The verbal phrase is first recorded 1793 as "make a conspicuous and obvious display." Noun showing-off is from 1874.

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Slang definitions & phrases for show-off

show-off

noun

A person who habitually shows off; hot dog, showboat: Speedo swimsuit and a globe tied to his shoulder. Show-off


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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