A braggart a boaster a swaggerer
- vain and bare boasting
- A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer.
- Empty boasting; simple brag; pretension.
Spenser's coinage, 1590, as a title for his personification of vainglory, from brag, with augmentative ending by analogy to the Italian terms then fashionable in England. In general usage by 1594 for "a clear swaggerer;" for the talk of such people, from 1734.
(letter.) A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer.
- (n.) Empty boasting; simple boast; pretension.