Vaunt Definition

vônt, vŏnt
vaunted, vaunting, vaunts
verb
vaunted, vaunting, vaunts
To boast about (something); brag of.
Webster's New World
To boast; brag.
Webster's New World
To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
Wiktionary
noun
vaunts
A boastful remark.
American Heritage
A boast; brag.
Webster's New World
Speech of extravagant self-praise.
American Heritage
(obsolete) The first part.
Wiktionary
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Other Word Forms of Vaunt

Noun

Singular:
vaunt
Plural:
vaunts

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

  • Anglo-Norman vaunter, variant of Old French vanter, from Latin vānus (“vain, boastful").

    From Wiktionary

  • French avant (“before, fore"). See avant, vanguard.

    From Wiktionary

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