brag·​gart | \ ˈbra-gərt How to pronounce braggart (audio) \

Definition of braggart

: a loud arrogant boaster thinks he's a loudmouth braggart

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Other Words from braggart

braggart adjective

Examples of braggart in a Sentence

a braggart who was always talking about how much money he made
Recent Examples on the Web Woody had a braggart streak made gleefully macabre by his crystal-meth pipe. Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2021 Johnson—in this, like Trump—acts as a showman, a braggart, and a clown in order to rule without real responsibility. Matt Seaton, The New York Review of Books, 22 May 2021 Your brother-in-law is a conscienceless, immature braggart. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 14 May 2021 Your brother-in-law is a conscienceless, immature braggart. Arkansas Online, 14 May 2021 Gone is the swaggering lad from 1981, the braggart from 1983, and, sadly, even the smitten boy from just a few months back. Manuel Betancourt, Vulture, 18 Feb. 2021 Until recently, Ford was the reigning braggart, with its Power Stroke diesel making 1050 pound-feet of torque. David Beard, Car and Driver, 5 Feb. 2021 Both Donald Trump and Boris Johnson represent social types—self-promoting real estate tycoon, haute-bourgeoisie braggart—that were well represented in Britain’s eighteenth-century House of Commons. Rana Dasgupta, Harper's Magazine, 24 Nov. 2020 Wendell Bailey set his son straight that day: Nobody likes a braggart. Gregg Doyel, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of braggart

circa 1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for braggart

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

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The first known use of braggart was circa 1577

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7 Jul 2021

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“Braggart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of braggart

: a person who brags a lot


brag·​gart | \ ˈbra-gərt How to pronounce braggart (audio) \

Kids Definition of braggart

: a person who boasts a lot

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