Vaunt meaning

vônt, vŏnt
To speak boastfully; brag.
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To speak or write about (something) in a strongly positive way; praise or boast about.
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A boastful remark.
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Vaunt is defined as a boast.

An example of a vaunt is someone sharing with their friends that their pie won first prize at the county fair.

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The definition of vaunt is to brag.

An example of vaunt is someone telling all their friends about the giant raise they just received at work.

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Speech of extravagant self-praise.
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To boast; brag.
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To boast about (something); brag of.
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A boast; brag.
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(intransitive) To speak boastfully.
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To speak boastfully about.
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To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
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A boast; an instance of vaunting.
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(obsolete) The first part.

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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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