Complete Definition of "show-off"

English

Noun
show-off

  1. One who show off|shows off.

#: Quit being such a show-off, before someone gets hurt.

  1. A person who attracts attention by frequently demonstrating their talents. The tone of the word varies depending on the speaker's relationship with the subject, although it is most usually employed in a mildly mocking manner.

Usage notes
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.

rfc-level|Translations at L4+ not in L3 POS section

Translations
Bulgarian: ÑÑклÑо m
Dutch: aansteller m
Finnish: mahtailija, brassailija (slang)
Italian: coatto, sborone (both slang)
Danish: blærerøv (slang)

vi:show-off

Revision and Credits for"show-off"
  • 2007-04-22 15:54 - AutoFormat - header -Notes +Usage notes, add rfc tag for level/structure problem, gender -[[фукльо]] ''m'' +[[фукльо]] {{m}}, gender -[[aansteller]] ''m'' +[[aansteller]] {{m}}

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