humblebrag

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

humble +‎ brag; coined by comedian Harris Wittels (1984–2015)

Noun[edit]

humblebrag (plural humblebrags)

  1. An ostensibly self-deprecating statement made to show off.
  2. A person who makes spurious statements in order to gain the moral high ground.

Verb[edit]

humblebrag (third-person singular simple present humblebrags, present participle humblebragging, simple past and past participle humblebragged)

  1. To make a humblebrag.