An example of a vaunt is someone sharing with their friends that their pie won first prize at the county fair.
An example of vaunt is someone telling all their friends about the giant raise they just received at work.
Origin of vaunt
- Middle English vaunten from Old French vanter from Late Latin vānitāre to talk frivolously frequentative of Latin vānāre from vānus empty euə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition