informal Make a deliberate or pretentious display of one’s abilities or accomplishments.
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- She's worried about making friends and constantly makes up stories about herself and shows off to get attention.
- Sometimes I'd tease my older students about having boyfriends, or get the younger boys to behave by telling them that they should stop showing off to impress their girlfriends, and quickly everyone would fall in line.
behave affectedly, put on airs, put on an act, swagger around, swank, strut, strike an attitude, posture; draw attention to oneself
informal cop an attitude