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humblebrag Line breaks: humble|brag
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌmb(ə)lbraɡ/
informal

Definition of humblebrag in English:

noun

An ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud: social media status updates are basically selfies, humblebrags, and rants All of the dresses I thought about wearing are too big! #humblebrag
More example sentences
  • The best humblebrags have to convey three brags in 140 characters, while simultaneously begging for sympathy.
  • I happen to have very high quality garbage (humblebrag).
  • Unrequited love will always be compelling (much more so than a love triangle, which is a humblebrag of a problem).

verb

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Make an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement with the actual intention of drawing attention to something of which one is proud: she humblebragged about how ‘awful’ she looks without any make-up (as noun humblebragging) a classic example of humblebragging
More example sentences
  • Sit down, chill out, and don't humblebrag about your "high IQ" and your parents.
  • I don't think she's saying this to humblebrag.
  • The Oscars give us a chance to humblebrag about all the arty movies we saw - or just read about - this year.

Origin

Early 21st century: from humble + brag.

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