Bragging
Brag Brag, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bragged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bragging}.] [OE. braggen to resound, blow, boast (cf. F. braguer to lead a merry life, flaunt, boast, OF. brague merriment), from Icel. braka to creak, brak noise, fr. the same root as E. break; properly then, to make a noise, boast. ?{95}.] To talk about one's self, or things pertaining to one's self, in a manner intended to excite admiration, envy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to boast; -- often followed by of; as, to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money, or of the great things one intends to do. [1913 Webster]

Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, Brags of his substance, not of ornament. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To swagger; boast; vapor; bluster; vaunt; flourish; talk big. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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