Etymology
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show-off (n.)

1776, "a display," from the verbal phrase, attested by 1793 as "make a conspicuous and obvious display;" see show (v.) + off (adv.). From 1801 as "a deliberate and ostentatious display;" in reference to the person who makes such a display, attested from 1924. The noun showing-off "ostentatious display" is from 1874.

updated on September 03, 2022

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