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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Examples of braggart in a Sentence

a braggart who was always talking about how much money he made
Recent Examples on the Web Morrissey understands the snotty, cowardly nature of media braggarts as well as those who envy the commanding heights. Armond White, National Review, "Morrissey’s Prophetic Journal of the Plague Year," 29 Apr. 2020 His shaky self-confidence appears to be improving, and Collum -- who’s far from a braggart -- has quietly assumed an early lead in this grueling competition. Mary Colurso |, al, "Alabama’s Micah Collum takes the lead on ‘The Biggest Loser’," 12 Feb. 2020 Check yourself: Bear in mind that there is a difference between being an advocate for yourself and an insufferable braggart. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "How Can I Better Advocate For Myself?," 4 Dec. 2019 The remark helps endear Margaret to Johnson, who proceeds to gratuitously mock the 35th president as a callow braggart. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, "'The Crown' season three: Did Princess Margaret really party with LBJ?," 17 Nov. 2019 Rogow described his client as a natural braggart whose claims of insider information didn’t match reality. Michael Balsamo, Time, "Roger Stone Trial Testimony Ends With Talk of Outreach to Jared Kushner," 12 Nov. 2019 Rogow described his client as a natural braggart whose claims of insider information didn't match reality. Ashraf Kahlil,, "Prosecutors: Roger Stone lied because ‘truth looked bad’ for Donald Trump," 6 Nov. 2019 An impressive braggart, Weist isn’t trying to come off as a father figure. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "“Jawline,” Reviewed: A Chilling Look at the Making of a Teen Influencer," 27 Aug. 2019 But as is the nature of humble-braggarts, most don’t actually mean it. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appétit, "People Say Gullah Geechee Culture is Disappearing. BJ Dennis Says They're Wrong," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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“Braggart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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