SHOWPSHAW (N.) ‘shope-shaw A person “puts on a showpshaw” when he attempts to deflect a compliment by denying it was justified, whether it was or not. Usage: When the guys at the pick-up basketball game thumped Pete on the back for getting three slam-dunks in a row, Pete couldn’t help putting on a showpshaw. ‘It was just luck!’ he said.
§-An egret’s plume to Lawrence for the concept.
Text © Liesl Schillinger, 4/18/2011 Image ©Elizabeth Zechel, 4/16/2012