braggingly

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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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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