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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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