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English definition of “showboating”

showboating

noun [U]     /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     /-bəʊt/ US  /-boʊt/ noun [C] He's a showboat outfielder who's famous for his flamboyant catches .Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
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