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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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British Dictionary definitions for braggartism

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 braggartism

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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