Brag meaning

brăg
(informal) Anything boasted of; boast.
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To say (something about oneself) boastfully.
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To talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way.
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An old card game, much like poker.
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(now rare) First-rate; excellent.
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(games) A card game similar to poker.
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To brag is defined as to talk proudly or boast about a personal accomplishment.

An example of to brag is telling your family about your great promotion and salary increase.

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(intransitive) To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, can do, or has done.

To brag of one's exploits, courage, or money.

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To boast of.
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A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretence or self-glorification.
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The thing which is boasted of.
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(by ellipsis) The card game three card brag.

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First-rate.
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(archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.

A brag young fellow.

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(obsolete) Proudly; boastfully.

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A boast.
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Arrogant or boastful speech.
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Exceptionally fine.
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To boast (about) in a showy way.
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Boastful talk or manner.
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A braggart.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
brag
Comparative
braggest
Superlative
braggest

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”).

    From Wiktionary