Flaunting or bragging
Stunting is a slang term that refers to the act of showing off to grab someone’s attention. Generally, it’s about trying to impress a person you like, much like the desperate attempts made by a boy to get his crush’s attention.
The term is believed to be derived from the word “stunt,” which means planning and executing a spectacular act to attract attention. However, the exact origin of the term is unknown.
Stunting can be subtle or blatantly obvious. A subtle instance of stunting could be deliberately dropping a wad of cash from your wallet. Or, someone might dress up in a flashy outfit for a wedding to turn the heads of single women present.
An extreme example of stunting would be something like interrupting a school event to lip-sync to the favorite song of the person you’re trying to impress. Stunting, in essence, is about doing whatever it takes to catch someone’s eye.
Example for using ‘Stunting’ in a conversation
Hey! Did you see Mike’s new car?
Yeah, he’s really stunting with that flashy ride. 🚗💨
I know, right? He’s always trying to impress everyone.
Definitely. Last week, he threw a huge party just to show off his fancy house. 🎉🏠
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