bragging rights


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.
Recent Examples on the Web That sentence will give me bragging rights for the rest of my life. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Patricia Arquette Accidentally Hit Joey King In the Head With Her Golden Globe," 6 Jan. 2020 That sentence will give me bragging rights for the rest of my life. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Patricia Arquette Accidentally Hit Joey King In The Head With Her Golden Globe & Yes, There Are Pics," 6 Jan. 2020 It has been soaked, scratched, used for bragging rights on the range and in the field, and will continue to do so for many years. Craig Caudill, Outdoor Life, "11 Used Firearms that Make Dependable Camp Guns," 13 Nov. 2019 Marvel Studios/Disney Disney earned bragging rights to the top five top-grossing movies domestically this year: Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, and Frozen II. Paula Bernstein, Fortune, "2019 Box Office: Here’s What Worked and What Didn’t," 30 Dec. 2019 Also: What's more important than bragging rights over U of L? Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "For better or worse, the Kentucky-Louisville basketball rivalry is growing more civilized," 28 Dec. 2019 By that time, Dayton was an up-and-comer with his own band and bragging rights to a No. 1 hit on country radio. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "Jeff Dayton's 'Salute to Glen Campbell' will relive 'a crazy good time' at Phoenix show," 19 Dec. 2019 Kyler Murray and the Cardinals handed the Browns a 38-24 loss that gives Murray bragging rights until the two meet again . Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Grade Baker Mayfield’s performance against the Cardinals (poll)," 16 Dec. 2019 Any beer enthusiast would love a ticket and bragging rights to the first Winter Whales Beer Fest on Jan. 11. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 gifts for beer enthusiasts that they might actually enjoy (no boring pint glasses need apply)," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bragging rights

1954, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Bragging rights.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bragging rights

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

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