What does peacocking mean?

Showing off

Peacocking is when a person shows off to impress someone. It comes from the colorful feathers an actual peacock displays to attract a mate.

The term is commonly used in regards to dating when a male tries to impress a female by doing something flashy to stand out from among the rest of the suitors. Peacocking may take the form of driving a really expensive car, learning some sweet dance moves, or domming in sports.


James is peacocking on the dance floor in order to get a dance with one of the bridesmaids

Gaston peacocking with his chest hair

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Updated April 5, 2017

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