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braggart

[brag-ert] /ˈbræg ərt/
noun
1.
a person who does a lot of bragging.
adjective
2.
bragging; boastful.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; brag + -art
Related forms
braggartism, noun
braggartly, adverb
Synonyms
bragger, boaster; blow-hard.
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Examples for braggart
  • Others say he is a two-faced braggart who bungled a chance to tackle pressing economic and social problems.
  • And so ends another hoary tradition, impaled by a braggart.
  • But that doesn't make the colleague a braggart who doesn't know her stuff.
  • Not to be a braggart, but the captains mentioned me frequently in their journals.
  • So, this one time, be a braggart and nominate a friend.
British Dictionary definitions for braggart

braggart

/ˈbræɡət/
noun
1.
a person who boasts loudly or exaggeratedly; bragger
adjective
2.
boastful
Word Origin
C16: see brag
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Word Origin and History for braggart
braggart
1570s, from Fr. bragard (16c.), with pejorative ending (see -ard) + M.Fr. braguer "to flaunt, brag," perhaps originally "to show off clothes, especially breeches," from brague "breeches" (see bracket). There may be an element of codpiece-flaunting in all this. The word in English at least has been influenced by brag, even if, as some claim, it is unrelated to it.
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