BRAGGARTISM

braggart

[brag-ert]
noun
1.
a person who does a lot of bragging.
adjective
2.
bragging; boastful.

Origin:
1570–80; brag + -art

braggartism, noun
braggartly, adverb


bragger, boaster; blow-hard.
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braggart (ˈbræɡət)
 
n
1.  a person who boasts loudly or exaggeratedly; bragger
 
adj
2.  boastful
 
[C16: see brag]

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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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