An Example That Defines “Humblebrag” defines “humblebrag” as:

Subtly letting others now about how fantastic your life is while undercutting it with a bit of self-effacing humor or “woe is me” gloss.

Here’s a prime example, which I overhead last week at the Aspen Music Festival and School:

Music Student 1: I had this strange gig last night.

Music Student 2: Yeah?

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MS1: It was this tribute dinner for James Levine? And we had to play these, you know, Johann Strauss waltzes? And, like, they only gave us the scores 36 hours before? And they had me play First Violin. I was so nervous; I had way more notes than anyone else. Good thing James Levine wasn’t there.

Both: [Laughter]

MS1: But Bono was there!

MS2: And you think he judged you harshly?

MS1: Yeah…

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