humblebrag

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

humble +‎ brag; coined by writer and comedian Harris Wittels (1984–2015), posted on Twitter in 2010.[1]

Noun[edit]

humblebrag (plural humblebrags)

  1. An ostensibly self-deprecating statement made to show off. [from 2010]
  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.

Related terms[edit]

See Thesaurus:humble

Further reading[edit]

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Harris Wittels on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris Wittels (November 2010), “@Humblebrag”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], archived from the original on 11 November 2010