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show-off (plural show-offs)

  1. One who shows off.
    Quit being such a show-off, before someone gets hurt.

Usage notes[edit]

Describing somebody as a show-off carries an implicit endorsement of their capability: someone can only "show off" if they actually have something to show. An individual who seeks attention that they are not perceived to deserve is usually described much more dismissively as an attention-seeker or loudmouth.