from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To talk boastfully. See Synonyms at boast1.
- transitive v. To assert boastfully.
- n. A boast.
- n. Arrogant or boastful speech or manner.
- n. Something boasted of.
- n. A braggart; a boaster.
- n. Games A card game similar to poker.
- adj. Exceptionally fine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, can do, or has done.
- n. A boast, a loud appraisal of oneself.
- n. The card game three card brag.
- adj. First-rate.
- adv. proudly; boastfully
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To talk about one's self, or things pertaining to one's self, in a manner intended to excite admiration, envy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to boast; -- often followed by of.
- transitive v. To boast of.
- n. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
- n. The thing which is boasted of.
- n. A game at cards similar to bluff.
- adj. Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
- adv. Proudly; boastfully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To use boastful language; speak vaingloriously of one's self or belongings; boast; vaunt: used absolutely, or followed by of, formerly sometimes by on: as, to brag of a good horse, or of a feat of arms.
- To sound, as a trumpet; blare; bray.
- To boast of.
- To blow (a trumpet).
- n. A boast or boasting; a vaunt; also, boastfulness.
- n. A thing to boast of; source of pride.
- n. A game of cards: same as poker.
- n. A bragger.
- Proud; boasting: as, “that bragge prescription,”
- Also used adverbially.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exceptionally good
- n. an instance of boastful talk
- v. show off
Middle English braggen, from brag, ostentatious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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"). (Wiktionary)