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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braggart adjective

Examples of braggart in a Sentence

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

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What do the words politicaster, mongrel, and braggart have in common? Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, "When good words turn bad," 28 June 2018 The show has its share of braggarts and trash talkers, which makes Garrett's quiet humility a welcome contrast. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Young Riverwest tattoo artist competes on reality show for the title of Ink Master," 16 Jan. 2018 At this stage, there is no reason not to; Scotty does not seem remotely like a braggart or someone desperate for a sliver of late-in-life fame. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood': Film Review | TIFF 2017," 10 Sep. 2017 Will Arnett’s Dark Knight is a preening braggart with a fragile ego who basks in public adulation then returns to his mansion to eat microwaved lobster and watch Jerry Maguire alone. Gabriel Roth, Slate Magazine, "The Lego Batman Movie," 8 Feb. 2017 Shaq escalated his verbal slap fight with basketball dad and serial braggart LaVar Ball by dropping a surprisingly entertaining diss track. Gabrielle Bruney, Esquire, "Shaq Dropped a LaVar Ball Diss Track, And It's Not Half Bad," 29 July 2017 Mayweather is the money-minded braggart whose custom Rolls-Royce limousine is lined with chinchilla fur carpeting. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Mayweather vs. McGregor: Make fun of the farce all you want, but you’ll be watching," 17 June 2017 Trump is a childish braggart, not a deliberate traitor. Robert Mackey, The Intercept, "Trump Says He Divulged Intelligence to Russians Because He’s Such a Great Guy," 16 May 2017

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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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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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