brag

[brag]
verb (used without object), bragged, bragging.
1.
to use boastful language; boast: He bragged endlessly about his high score.
verb (used with object), bragged, bragging.
2.
to boast of: He bragged that he had won.
noun
3.
a boast or vaunt.
4.
a thing to boast of.
5.
a boaster.
6.
an old English card game similar to poker.
adjective
7.
Archaic. unusually fine; first-rate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English brag (noun) ostentation, arrogance, braggen (v.); of obscure origin

braggingly, adverb
bragless, adjective
outbrag, verb (used with object), outbragged, outbragging.
overbrag, verb, overbragged, overbragging.
unbragging, adjective


1. See boast1.


2. depreciate.
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brag (bræɡ)
 
vb , brags, bragging, bragged
1.  to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
 
n
2.  boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
3.  something boasted of: his brag was his new car
4.  a braggart; boaster
5.  a card game: an old form of poker
 
[C13: of unknown origin]
 
'bragger
 
n
 
'bragging
 
n, —adj
 
'braggingly
 
adv

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brag
mid-14c., braggen, origin obscure, perhaps related to bray of a trumpet. Other sources suggest O.N. bragr "the best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry."
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Example sentences
Something that they'd want to brag to their friends about doing and trust me.
But any temptation to brag about successes should quickly be tempered by
  humility over two things.
He has made no disastrous mistakes, and can brag of four substantial
  achievements.
Today it has become known worldwide and a record is really something special to
  brag about.
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