It was so obvious Max was stunting to get Roxanne's attention.
And she didn't even notice him!
|Floss||To show off wealth|
|Flex||To show off|
|Humblebrag||A modest statement that draws positive attention|
|NBJF||No brag, just fact|
|GOAT||Greatest of all time|
|Swag||Skills or style|
Stunting is when a person shows off (usually in an obvious manner) to impress someone. It typically involves a person trying to impress someone they are attracted to, like when a guy is desperate to get the attention of a love interest (common rom com trope).
Where does stunting come from?
The origins of the term are unclear. However, the name comes from "stunt," as in planning and executing a stunt (probably elaborate) to gain someone's attention.
Stunting may be subtle or in-your-face obvious. A subtle example of stunting is to open your wallet and drop your excessive amount of cash on purpose. Or, a guy may wear a flashy suit to a wedding to catch the eyes of other single ladies attending. A more noticeable example is when you hijack a school assembly to lip-sync your crush's favorite musical artist.