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
Recent Examples on the Web 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 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

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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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20 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Braggart.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 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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