or hum·ble brag

[ huhm-buhl-brag ]

  1. a statement intended as a boast or brag but disguised by a humble apology, complaint, etc.

verb (used without object)
  1. to make such a disguised boast or brag: He's humblebragging about how tired he is from his world travels.

Origin of humblebrag

First recorded in 2005–10; humble + brag

Other words from humblebrag

  • hum·ble·brag·ger, noun

Words Nearby humblebrag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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