brag

[brag]
verb (used without object), bragged, bragging.
1.
to use boastful language; boast: He bragged endlessly about his high score.
verb (used with object), bragged, bragging.
2.
to boast of: He bragged that he had won.
noun
3.
a boast or vaunt.
4.
a thing to boast of.
5.
a boaster.
6.
an old English card game similar to poker.
adjective
7.
Archaic. unusually fine; first-rate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English brag (noun) ostentation, arrogance, braggen (v.); of obscure origin

braggingly, adverb
bragless, adjective
outbrag, verb (used with object), outbragged, outbragging.
overbrag, verb, overbragged, overbragging.
unbragging, adjective


1. See boast1.


2. depreciate.
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brag (bræɡ)
 
vb , brags, bragging, bragged
1.  to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
 
n
2.  boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
3.  something boasted of: his brag was his new car
4.  a braggart; boaster
5.  a card game: an old form of poker
 
[C13: of unknown origin]
 
'bragger
 
n
 
'bragging
 
n, —adj
 
'braggingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

brag
mid-14c., braggen, origin obscure, perhaps related to bray of a trumpet. Other sources suggest O.N. bragr "the best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry."
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Example sentences
Since they are unlikely to work, their only value is political and they may as
  well be bragged up.
He bragged about never having been elected to office.
She bragged about the five steps she had taken around her room that day.
He never ran with a gang or bragged about his exploits.
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