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peacock +‎ -ing



peacocking (uncountable)

  1. (seduction community) Ostentatious dress or behaviour employed by a man in an attempt to impress women.
    • 1997, Emily Toth, Ms. Mentor's impeccable advice for women in academia, University of Pennsylvania Press, page 66:
      Peacocking may take place in legislatures and lodges, churches and chain stores. But it is particularly evident and bizarre in academia, a world where everyone is supposed to produce logically ordered exchanges of ideas.
    • 2010, Dag Albright, How to Meet and Pick Up Women, Leisure Crest International, →ISBN, page 85:
      Men do it to get attention from women. Peacocking in pickup circles is pretty much a given. It's not for everyone and if you do decide to do it, you have to fully commit to it.
    • 2010, Eric Rogell, The Art of War for Dating:
      While you can decide for yourself if peacocking is your thing or not, I recommend you make a conscious effort to stand out from the crowd when you head out. If you dress like everyone else, you'll just blend into everyone else.
    • 2011 April 10, Tiegs for Two (Family Guy), season 9, episode 14, spoken by Brian and Stewie Griffin (Seth McFarlane):
      Brian: Quagmire told us to dress flashy so girls would notice us.
      Stewie: Oh, right. Peacocking.