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[ek-suh-bish-uh-nist] /ˌɛk səˈbɪʃ ə nɪst/

a person who behaves in ways intended to attract attention or display his or her powers, personality, etc.
Psychiatry. a person afflicted with the compulsions of .

1821, “one who takes part in an exhibition;” psychosexual sense is from 1893, in Craddock’s translation of Krafft-Ebing; see exhibition + -ist. Related: Exhibitionism; exhibitionistic.


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