brag·​gart ˈbra-gərt How to pronounce braggart (audio)
: a loud arrogant boaster
thinks he's a loudmouth braggart
braggart adjective

Examples of braggart in a Sentence

a braggart who was always talking about how much money he made
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Word History


in part from brag entry 1 + -art, in part borrowed from Middle French bragard "excessively proud," from braguer "to be proud," derivative of brague "liveliness, boastfulness," perhaps from bragues "breeches, leggings" — more at bracket entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of braggart was circa 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Braggart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


brag·​gart ˈbrag-ərt How to pronounce braggart (audio)
: a person who brags a lot
braggart adjective

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