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or hum·ble brag

[huhm-buh l-brag]
  1. a statement intended as a boast or brag but disguised by a humble apology, complaint, etc.
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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.
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Origin of humblebrag

First recorded in 2005–10; humble + brag
Related formshum·ble·brag·ger, noun
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