bragging rights

noun

Definition of bragging rights 

: entitlement to boast about something

Examples of bragging rights in a Sentence

She earned bragging rights for completing the project on time.

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All to say, a trip here pretty much guarantees bragging rights. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Allure of Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago," 19 Nov. 2018 Some subsidy battles have been for bragging rights. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Amazon HQ2 subsidies are deeply unpopular, but far from uncommon," 14 Nov. 2018 More importantly, the level isn’t just large for bragging rights. Nick Statt, The Verge, "How Hitman 2’s developers turned its gigantic levels into ever-evolving playgrounds," 18 Oct. 2018 And, as everyone knows, bragging rights are always priceless. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Cast Members' Salaries Will DEFINITELY Surprise You," 1 Oct. 2018 While the significance of Emmy Awards is somewhat limited to bragging rights and scoring points with the creative community, the end of HBO’s streak comes at a pivotal time in the programmer’s history. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "Netflix Topples HBO in Emmy Nominations," 12 July 2018 Last year's Old Oaken Bucket Game was for more than bragging rights. Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star, "Ranking Indiana's top 50 college football games in 2018," 11 July 2018 The hill in Price County is worth visiting for bragging rights of having been to Wisconsin's highest point. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's highest point - Timm's Hill - is a quiet escape away from everything," 5 July 2018 The island city-state earns bragging rights with enviably low scores in domestic and international conflict, plus societal safety. Ryan Craggs, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 10 Safest Countries in the World," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of bragging rights

1954, in the meaning defined above

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bragging rights

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bragging rights

: a good reason to talk with pride about something you have done

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