noun \ˈbrag\

Definition of BRAG

:  a pompous or boastful statement
:  arrogant talk or manner :  cockiness
:  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



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


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

Synonym Discussion of BRAG

boast, brag, vaunt, crow mean to express pride in oneself or one's accomplishments. boast often suggests ostentation and exaggeration <boasts of every trivial success>, but it may imply a claiming with proper and justifiable pride <the town boasts one of the best museums in the area>. brag suggests crudity and artlessness in glorifying oneself <bragging of their exploits>. vaunt usually connotes more pomp and bombast than boast and less crudity or naïveté than brag <vaunted his country's military might>. crow usually implies exultant boasting or bragging <crowed after winning the championship>.



Definition of BRAG

Examples of BRAG

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

First Known Use of BRAG


Related to BRAG

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
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
BRAGGED Defined for Kids


verb \ˈbrag\

Definition of BRAG for Kids

:  to speak in a way that shows too much pride :  boast <She bragged about all the awards she'd won.>
brag·ger \ˈbra-gər\ noun


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