An example of to brag is telling your family about your great promotion and salary increase.
To brag of one's exploits, courage, or money.
A brag young fellow.
Other Word Forms
Origin of brag
- Middle English braggen from brag ostentatious
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).