Backdoor Brag

What does backdoor brag mean?

A statement made about yourself to draw praise

A backdoor brag is a statement a person makes about himself in order to draw praise from someone else. It is typically used by an individual who feels the need to impress others or is desperate to receive affirmation for his actions.

A backdoor brag is the same thing as a humblebrag. The "backdoor" part of the term is meant to imply sneakiness and passiveness. The term can also be used as a verb.


Did you see how she slipped a backdoor brag in there to direct the conversation back to herself?

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Updated August 2, 2017

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