(intransitive) To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, can do, or has done.
Other Word Forms of Brag
Origin of Brag
Mid-14th c. Middle English braggen (“to make a loud noise; to speak boastfully”) of unknown origin. Possibly related to the early-14th c. Middle English adjective brag (“prideful, spirited”), probably from Celtic; or Old Norse bragr (“best, foremost; poetry”); or through Old English from Old Norse braka (“to creak”).
Middle English braggen from brag ostentatious
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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