a statement intended as a boast or brag but disguised by a humble apology, complaint, etc.
to make such a disguised boast or brag: He's humblebragging about how tired he is from his world travels.
- hum·ble·brag·ger, noun
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How to use humblebrag in a sentence
It will also allow the New Zealand government to use footage from the series to promote tourism as a post-pandemic humblebrag to the world.New Zealand is hitching its economic future to Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series | Adam Epstein | April 16, 2021 | Quartz
Well, it’s not really my advice you’re needing, and in actual fact, this is just a humblebrag then.
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST