or hum·ble brag
[ huhm-buh l-brag ]
/ ˈhʌm bəlˌbræg /
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.
Words nearby humblebrag
OTHER WORDS FROM humblebraghum·ble·brag·ger, noun
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Examples from the Web for humblebrag
He then regales them, boastful without even the sheen of a humblebrag, with tales of his glittering political career.Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’|Tim Teeman|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is an excerpt from HUMBLEBRAG: The Art of False Modesty by Harris Wittels.12 Best Humblebrag Tweets: Harris Wittels on Lena Dunham, George Clooney & More|Harris Wittels|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST