Braggart Brag"gart, a. Boastful. -- {Brag"gart*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • Braggart — Brag gart, n. [OF. bragard flaunting, vain, bragging. See {Brag}, v. i.] A boaster. [1913 Webster] O, I could play the woman with mine eyes, And braggart with my tongue. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • braggart — index inflated (vain), pretentious (pompous), proud (conceited) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • braggart — (n.) 1570s, from Fr. bragard (16c.), with pejorative ending (see ARD (Cf. ard)) + M.Fr. braguer to flaunt, brag, perhaps originally to show off clothes, especially breeches, from brague breeches (see BRACKET (Cf. bracket)). There may be an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • braggart — [n] person who talks boastingly bag of wind*, bigmouth, big talker*, big timer*, blowhard*, blusterer, boaster, brag, braggadocio, bragger, egotist, exhibitionist, gasbag*, gascon*, grandstander*, hotshot*, know it all, peacock*, ranter, raver,… …   New thesaurus

  • braggart — ► NOUN ▪ a person who brags. ORIGIN French bragard, from braguer to brag …   English terms dictionary

  • braggart — [brag′ərt] n. [ BRAG + ART] an offensively boastful person adj. bragging; boastful …   English World dictionary

  • braggart — UK [ˈbræɡə(r)t] / US [ˈbræɡərt] noun [countable] Word forms braggart : singular braggart plural braggarts old fashioned showing disapproval someone who talks about their achievements or possessions in a proud way that annoys other people …   English dictionary

  • braggart — noun Date: circa 1577 a loud arrogant boaster • braggart adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • braggart — noun Jeff is a prodigious braggart and a liar Syn: boaster, bragger, swaggerer, egotist; informal big head, loudmouth, show off, showboat, blowhard …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • braggart — braggartism, n. braggartly, adv. /brag euhrt/, n. 1. a person who does a lot of bragging. adj. 2. bragging; boastful. [1570 80; BRAG + ART] Syn. bragger, boaster; blow hard. * * * …   Universalium

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