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humblebrag

or humble brag

[huhm-buh l-brag] /ˈhʌm bəlˌbræg/
noun
1.
a statement intended as a boast or brag but disguised by a humble apology, complaint, etc.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make such a disguised boast or brag:
He's humblebragging about how tired he is from his world travels.
Origin of humblebrag
2005-2010
2005-10; humble + brag
Related forms
humblebragger, noun
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