What does brag mean?

brag meaning in General Dictionary

Proudly boastfully

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  • Brisk packed with spirits featuring pretentious conceited
  • A boast or boasting bragging ostentatious pretense or self-glorification
  • To boast of
  • to fairly share ones self or things with respect to people self in a manner meant to excite admiration jealousy or question to chat boastfully to boast often followed closely by of as to brag of people exploits nerve or money or for the great things one intends to do
  • present
  • remarkably good
  • an instance of boastful talk
  • to share with you a person's self, or things with respect to an individual's self, in a manner meant to excite admiration, jealousy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to brag; -- often followed closely by of; because, to brag of a person's exploits, courage, or money, or of great things one intends to-do.
  • To offer.
  • A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
  • The thing which will be boasted of.
  • a game title at cards similar to bluff.
  • Brisk; high in spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
  • Proudly; boastfully.

brag meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "pomp; arrogance, pleasure;" see boast (v.); the precise relationship associated with the forms is unsure. Meaning "whatever is boasted" is from 1530s. As a once-popular poker-like card game, from 1734.

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  • mid-14c., braggen "which will make a loud sound," also "to talk boastfully," of obscure beginning, perhaps regarding bray of a trumpet, or associated with the Middle English adjective brag "ostentatious, happy; spirited, brave" (very early 14c.), which probably is from Celtic. Other sources suggest Old Norse bragr "the very best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry." Also see braggart for the next possibility. Related: Bragged; bragging.

brag meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) to share with you a person's self, or things pertaining to a person's self, in a fashion intended to excite admiration, envy, or question; to chat haughtily; to boast; -- often followed by of; because, to brag of your respective exploits, nerve, or cash, or of the great things a person intends to do.

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  • (v. t.) To offer.
  • (letter.) A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
  • (n.) The thing that is boasted of.
  • (n.) A casino game at cards just like bluff.
  • (v. i.) Brisk; saturated in spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
  • (adv.) Proudly; boastfully.

Sentence Examples with the word brag

As I have said, I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.

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