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showboating

noun [U] uk   /ˈʃəʊˌbəʊ.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈʃoʊˌboʊ.t̬ɪŋ/
a slightly annoying form of behaviour, especially in sport, that is intended to attract attention or admiration because it is very skilful: When he scored his fourth goal of the afternoon, we were forced to forgive his showboating and other antics.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
showboat
noun [C] uk   /-bəʊt/ us    /-boʊt/
He's a showboat outfielder who's famous for his flamboyant catches.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
(Definition of showboating from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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