verb (used without object), grand·stand·ed, grand·stand·ing.
Related formsgrand·stand·er, noun
Examples from the Web for grandstander
And now Sheriff Onstad was in the papers, calling Johnny a “grandstander,” a “Hollywood hero.”
He describes Sherman as a grandstander who prefers “gimmicks” to concrete achievements.Two Jews, One Congressional Seat: Howard Berman vs. Brad Sherman|Andrew Murr|June 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He imagined he heard Brennan saying: "A grandstander, a grandstander to the last."
Understand, when I say he's a grandstander I don't mean that he isn't sincere in his crusade to clean up the city.
A grandstander, a man who plays to the crowd instead of playing the game for what it's worth.
He's simply a grandstander in the way he does things and that makes it impossible for him to ever be a truly big man.
British Dictionary definitions for grandstander
- a terraced block of seats, usually under a roof, commanding the best view at racecourses, football pitches, etc
- (as modifier)grandstand tickets