When you dance around and shout "victory, victory!" after your team wins, this is an example of gloat.
Origin of gloatprobably via dialect, dialectal from Old English an unverified form glotian or Old Norse glotta, to grin scornfully, akin to German glotzen, eastern; English dialect, dialectal glout, to stare from Indo-European an unverified form ?hlud- from base an unverified form ?hel-, to shine from source glow
intransitive verbgloat·ed, gloat·ing, gloats
- The act of gloating.
- A feeling of great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction.
Origin of gloatPerhaps of Scandinavian origin ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present gloats, present participle gloating, simple past and past participle gloated)
- An act or instance of gloating.
From Old Norse glotta (“to grin scornfully”) or Middle High German glotzen. Cognate with German glotzen (“to gawk, to goggle”) .