- Vaunt is defined as a boast.
An example of a vaunt is someone sharing with their friends that their pie won first prize at the county fair.
- The definition of vaunt is to brag.
An example of vaunt is someone telling all their friends about the giant raise they just received at work.
Origin of vauntMiddle English vaunten ; from Old French vanter ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin vanitare ; from Classical Latin vanus, vain
verbvaunt·ed, vaunt·ing, vaunts
- A boastful remark.
- Speech of extravagant self-praise.
Origin of vauntMiddle English vaunten, from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vanitare, to talk frivolously, frequentative of Latin vanare, from vanus, empty; see eu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present vaunts, present participle vaunting, simple past and past participle vaunted)
- A boast; an instance of vaunting.
- (obsolete) The first part.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.