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braggart

[brag-ert] /ˈbræg ərt/
noun
1.
a person who does a lot of bragging.
adjective
2.
bragging; boastful.
Origin of braggart
1570-1580
1570-80; brag + -art
Related forms
braggartism, noun
braggartly, adverb
Synonyms
bragger, boaster; blow-hard.
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  • Showers of expectoration and thunder claps o' profanity and braggart gales o' Yankee dialect!

    The Light in the Clearing Irving Bacheller
  • He had the reputation of being a hard liver, and something of a braggart.

    The Hunted Outlaw Anonymous
  • At the same time the Emperor himself acted the part of a bully and braggart towards a weak and feeble old man.

    The War Upon Religion Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • His friend looked at him with a braggart air, and sang to himself.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • But even if it were otherwise, Confucius' only comment is that he was "no braggart."

  • He tried hard to despise the braggart, but ended with envying him.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  • Buzz Werner was called Buzz not only because he talked too much, but because he was a braggart.

    Cheerful--By Request Edna Ferber
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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