humblebrag

or hum·ble brag

[ huhm-buh l-brag ]
/ ˈhʌm bəlˌbræg /

noun

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

verb (used without object)

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

Related forms

hum·ble·brag·ger, noun
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