Meaning of “show off” in the English Dictionary

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show off

phrasal verb with show us /ʃoʊ/ verb


to do something to attract attention to yourself:

My parents were in town and I wanted to show off.

show-offnoun [ C ]


a person who has a habit of attracting attention:

David’s a showoff in the kitchen – he loves having dinner guests.

(Definition of “show off” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)