tubthumping

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tub +‎ thumping

Verb[edit]

tubthumping

  1. Present participle of tubthump.

Noun[edit]

tubthumping (uncountable)

  1. Aggressive political or commercial promotion.
    • 1914, Harper, Charles G., The Kentish Coast, page 344
      […] the general public, who imagine — poor fools — that all the fury and tubthumping at Westminster is honest emotion, […].
    • 1939, Railway Age, vol. 107, Oct.-Dec.
      But there is usually more to Automobile Week than good-natured tubthumping for the new passenger car models.

Adjective[edit]

tubthumping (comparative more tubthumping, superlative most tubthumping)

  1. Brash, self-promoting.
    • 1994, Stephen Vaughn, Ronald Reagan in Hollywood: Movies and Politics, page 199
      "Our pictures avoid deliberate, tubthumping propaganda but they exude the spirit of democracy."

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