[ verb ] display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously


"he showed off his new sports car"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Her mother , now dead , was my good friend and when she came to tell us about her plans and to show_off her ring I had a sobering wish to say something meaningful to her , something her mother would wish said .

(The Providence Journal...)

All this will serve to show_off the Ory style in fine fashion and is a must for those who want to collect elements of the old-time jazz before it is too late to lay_hands_on the gems .

(The New York Times...)

But for all the manifest intention to `` show_off '' , this was a circus with a difference , for instead of descending in quality to what is known as a popular level , it added further to the evidence that this is a very great dancing company .

(Robert Deardorff, "Step by Step Through Istanbul"...)

Whole blocks are disappearing and more are scheduled to vanish to make room for wide boulevards that will show_off its treasures to better advantage - the great domes and graceful spires of its mosques , the panorama of the Bosphorus and the Golden_Horn .