from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger.
- adj. Boastful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. someone who boasts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Boastful.
- n. A boaster.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Boastful; vauntingly ostentatious.
- n. A boaster; a vaunting fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exhibiting self-importance
- n. a very boastful and talkative person
I loathe the idea of braggart look-at-how-we-give-to-the-poor stuff, but the object is to get Christmas gifts in some sort of perspective....would value other suggestions from blog readers onm how to do something to counter gross Christmas greed/consumerism without looking Cromwellian or smug.
I'm a braggart, which is a surprise, as I thought for sure I'd get the hippie.....
Speaking by videophone in the Pima County Adult Detention Center, the woman prosecutors dubbed a braggart and a killer-who reportedly boasted she would "kick down doors and change America" with her border vigilante activities-maintained her innocence.
The play starred Mark Rylance as Johnny "Rooster" Byron, a beer-gurgling, barnstorming braggart who lives in a caravan deep in the Wiltshire woods, harried on one side by council officials desperate to evict him, on the other by teenagers wanting drugs.
Washington told Colonel John Stanwix, his military superior, that the captured ensign declared that the garrison at Fort Duquesne counted 600 French and 200 Indians; “I believe he is a Gasconian,” a braggart, Washington said.
Walpole from then on ridiculed GW, calling him a fanfaron braggart, and saying that he soon “learned to blush for his rodomontade.”
Stephen was also Scottish, thirty-three, a university-trained medical doctor, veteran of the Royal Navy, somewhat of a braggart, who made important friends when he set up practice in Virginia.
To paraphrase Hemingway on "Huckleberry Finn," all baseball literature comes from one book by Ring Lardner, "You Know Me Al" 1916, the first-person account of the trials and tribulations of a shallow young bush-league braggart.
At the risk (or guarantee) of sounding like a braggart, I pretty much knew these cookies would be a total hit.
Archie Coleman, who filled his quarters with Turkish antiques and tended to be a braggart, was put in charge of overseeing another chain of agents code-named “Cereus,” after a night-blooming cactus in the American West.
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