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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
n.

1570s, from French bragard (16c.), with pejorative ending (see -ard) + Middle French 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 has been at least influenced by brag (v.), even if, as some claim, it is unrelated to it. Bragger "arrogant or boastful person," agent noun from brag (v.), attested in English from late 14c.

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