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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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

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

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