braggart

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

Definition of braggart

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

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 Sonny Barger, the bigger-than-life godfather of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, equal parts brawler, bully, braggart, rule breaker and shrewd huckster of his own outlaw mystique, has died at 83. Paul W. Valentine, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2022 Sonny Barger, the bigger-than-life godfather of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, equal parts brawler, bully, braggart, rule breaker and shrewd huckster of his own outlaw mystique, has died at 83. Paul W. Valentine, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 Both stateside and abroad, Neri was a workhorse but never a braggart. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Oct. 2021 Ali was a gold medalist for Team USA at the 1960 Rome Olympics, then became a comic braggart known as the Louisville Lip. Rodney Ho, ajc, 5 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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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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“Braggart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/braggart. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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braggart

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

Kids Definition of braggart

: a person who boasts a lot

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