follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for showoffish

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for showoffish

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for show-off

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for showoffish

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for showoffish