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Definition of "show off" [show off]

  • To exhibit the best attributes of something. (verb)
  • To attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism. (verb)
  • One who shows off. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "show off" in a sentence
  • "For Steve, a thirty-seven-year veteran employee of the State of Ohio, it was a tremendous honor to show off his family to government officials, including his boss in the Department of Mental Hygiene and Correction, Martin Janis, and Governor James Rhodes, like Steve a lifelong Republican."
  • "All wore similar black suits with white shirts, as if to better show off their peacock women, and all offered to kiss Jessicas hand."
  • "The event was scheduled after nightfall because the designer wanted dark skies over the glass ceiling in the Grand Palais – all the better to show off his neon-outlined set, complete with perspex street lights and twinkling black floor."