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 There's also a matter of those bragging rights, which will be in the Tar Heels' possession for the foreseeable future. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2022 Surrounded by lush subtropical gardens, the 130-year-old gem has historical bragging rights, too: George Bernard Shaw learned to tango here, while Winston Churchill came to write his memoirs. Leena Kim And Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, 17 Mar. 2022 The state gets bragging rights for reducing in-state emissions, but global emissions rise when the regional generation systems mix and transmission losses are considered. WSJ, 28 Feb. 2022 Bonus points and bragging rights go to those who also know the date and category. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 And at the high end of the market — like the Bored Ape Yacht Club, or the NFT collections being auctioned off by Sotheby’s for millions of dollars — a lot of the value boils down to speculation and bragging rights. New York Times, 18 Mar. 2022 The pet who is picked will also win $5,000 and bunny bragging rights., 1 Feb. 2022 Prior to Friday, when Myles secured a spot in the 184-pound finals, his father had bragging rights. Eli Mckown, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2022 Johnson used to play for Mater Dei, so James will have bragging rights. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bragging rights

1954, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2022

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“Bragging rights.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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