boaster

boaster

1 [boh-ster]
noun
a person who boasts or brags.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English; see boast1, -er1

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boaster

2 [boh-ster]
noun Masonry.
a chisel for boasting stone.

Origin:
1875–80; boast2 + -er1

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boast1 (bəʊst)
 
vb
1.  (intr; sometimes foll by of or about) to speak in exaggerated or excessively proud terms of one's possessions, skills, or superior qualities; brag
2.  (tr) to possess (something to be proud of): the city boasts a fine cathedral
 
n
3.  a bragging statement
4.  a possession, attribute, attainment, etc, that is or may be bragged about
 
[C13: of uncertain origin]
 
'boaster1
 
n
 
'boasting1
 
n, —adj
 
'boastingly1
 
adv

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