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brag

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noun \ˈbrag\

Definition of brag

  1. 1 :  a pompous or boastful statement

  2. 2 :  arrogant talk or manner :  cockiness

  3. 3 :  braggart



Examples of brag in a sentence

  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


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brag

verb,

Simple Definition of brag

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brag

braggedbragging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk boastfully <always bragging about his success>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to assert boastfully

bragger play \ˈbra-gər\ noun
braggy play \ˈbra-gē\ adjective

Examples of brag in a sentence

  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.



14th Century

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>.

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brag

adjective,

Definition of brag

braggerbraggest



Examples of brag in a sentence

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



1836

First Known Use of brag

1836


BRAG Defined for Kids

brag

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verb \ˈbrag\

Definition of brag for Students

braggedbragging

  1. :  to speak in a way that shows too much pride :  boast <She bragged about all the awards she'd won.>

bragger \ˈbra-gər\ noun




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