showoffish

show-off

[shoh-awf, -of]
noun
1.
a person given to pretentious display.
2.
the act of showing off.

Origin:
1770–80; noun use of verb phrase show off

show-offish, adjective


1. exhibitionist, braggart.
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show-off
1776 (n.) "a display;" see show (v.). In ref. to the person who makes an ostentatious display, attested from 1924. The verb is first recorded 1793.
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