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.
Recent Examples on the Web But the area’s real bragging rights are its 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, on which the resort organizes private daylong, 30-mile backcountry adventures. Jen Murphy, Town & Country, "The Best Outdoor Adventures in America," 18 Dec. 2020 The heavy-duty Ram's new figures leapfrog those of the 2021 Ford Super Duty and provide class-leading bragging rights—for the moment. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2021 Ram 3500 Takes the Lead in Max Towing and Torque Wars," 1 Dec. 2020 In other words, there is no cash money awarded for coming in first place on The Great British Baking Show — only bragging rights and a nice cake stand. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "What Does the Winner of 'The Great British Baking Show' Get? Fans Will Be Shocked to Learn the Truth," 27 Nov. 2020 Winners in each category will receive bragging rights and a $100 gift card to the Tinley Park business of their choice. Daily Southtown Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Community news: School boards appoint new members in Lansing, Lemont, and more," 19 Nov. 2020 Their strong connection — the fact that Pompeo was among the few high-ranking administration officials that the president did not fire or resign because of major policy disagreements — gives him bragging rights in 2024. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "With a Biden presidency, Trump would top 2024 Republican field," 11 Nov. 2020 When John Harbaugh leads the Ravens against Doug Pederson and the Eagles, bragging rights under Andy Reid’s coaching tree are at stake. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Ravens vs. Eagles live stream (10/18): How to watch NFL Week 6 online, TV, time," 19 Oct. 2020 But that hasn’t stopped these two countries from fighting for bragging rights—and in Riga’s Town Hall Square, a plaque commemorates the spot of the first Christmas tree. Travel, "Why do we have Christmas trees? The surprising history behind this holiday tradition.," 30 Dec. 2020 In addition to fueling a merchandise boom, these pop fans have taken it upon themselves to learn the rules governing the Billboard charts and the streaming platforms that provide their data, hoping to maximize commercial impact for bragging rights. New York Times, "How Pop Music Fandom Became Sports, Politics, Religion and All-Out War," 25 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bragging rights

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bragging rights was in 1954

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21 Jan 2021

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“Bragging rights.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bragging%20rights. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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bragging rights

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bragging rights

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

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