brag


1brag

noun \ˈbrag\

Definition of BRAG

1
:  a pompous or boastful statement
2
:  arrogant talk or manner :  cockiness
3
:  braggart

Examples of BRAG

  1. <for all his brag about diving, he actually does very little>
  2. <he's an irritating brag whose sense of selfhood is defined by what he owns>

Origin of BRAG

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BRAG

2brag

verb

: to talk about yourself, your achievements, your family, etc., in a way that shows too much pride

braggedbrag·ging

Full Definition of BRAG

intransitive verb
:  to talk boastfully <always bragging about his success>
transitive verb
:  to assert boastfully
brag·ger \ˈbra-gər\ noun
brag·gy \ˈbra-gē\ adjective

Examples of BRAG

  1. After winning the race, she couldn't stop bragging.
  2. I don't mean to brag, he said, but I'm an excellent cook.
  3. He bragged that his daughter was the best student in her class.
  4. I'm the fastest runner on the team, she bragged.

First Known Use of BRAG

14th century

3brag

adjective
brag·gerbrag·gest

Definition of BRAG

Examples of BRAG

  1. <he did a really brag job on restoring that classic car>

First Known Use of BRAG

1836

Related to BRAG

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], excellent, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

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