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  • noun An ostensibly self-deprecating statement made to show off.


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humble +‎ brag


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  • when parents (often of the Asian persuasion) brag about their children indirectly, appearing to be humble. "Jimmy has such terrible posture because he studies so much for those straight A's!"

    May 21, 2011

  • :-)

    May 21, 2011

  • "Every Aussie I've met, along with many commenters on different Gawker sites have humblebragged about how perfect Australia is compared to the US. "I can't believe X happens in America; Australia has/does Y." Is it not possible to comment on an issue on an American site without also mentioning your own country's superiority?"

    --FACTually (

    September 19, 2016