Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of showing off.
  • n. One who shows off.

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  • n. A person given to egotistically attempting to demonstrate prowess or ability.

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Examples

  • Unfortunately, her skittish energy didn't blend into the community's mosaic of emotion - she was called a showoff, too emotional, childish.

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  • Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA.), Maryland State Senator (and constitutional law professor) Jamie Raskin, future-person Lawrence Lessig, name showoff Zephyr Teachout, The Nation's

    Reason Magazine

  • It is a "showoff" for all the kids with dads who are in other countries sending money home.

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  • And he's unimpressed with other celebrities who use the device to "showoff".

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  • As a designer I tend to want to add a ton of stuff to "showoff" my skills but in most cases where I over indulge I tend to cloud the message.

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  • Events feature several startups chosen to 'showoff' their products & services to the press, influential bloggers, investors and those interested in learning about what's hot in tech.

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  • My last order was a bootcut made of dark "showoff" denim with red threads and an occitan cross behind: it is a marvel! ...

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  • Thus, the ladies must have the perfect wedding sandals not only to complement the social ceremony but also to showoff that awesome personal brand of style and class.

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  • And so P., excited and proud of this wildly intelligent little girl - a 10 year old who can deliver campaign speeches for Barack Obama and gay rights the way most 5th graderswould recite the lyrics of Miley Cyrus or Jonas Brothers songs – was eager to showoff her accomplishments.

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  • There are some remarkably good actors going to waste here, most of whom will no doubt wipe this showoff their résumé the moment they get the chance.

    NBC programmers should show no 'Mercy'

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