humblebrag

or hum·ble brag

[huhm-buh l-brag]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. humbert i,
  2. humble,
  3. humble pie,
  4. humble plant,
  5. humblebee,
  6. humboldt,
  7. humboldt bay,
  8. humboldt peak,
  9. humbucker,
  10. humbug

Origin of humblebrag

First recorded in 2005–10; humble + brag

Related formshum·ble·brag·ger, noun

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