Definitions

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  • n. Someone who vaunts, who brags; a braggart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who vaunts; a boaster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who vaunts; a boaster; a braggart; a man given to vain ostentation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very boastful and talkative person

Etymologies

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to vaunt + -er, perhaps a calque of Old French vanteor.

Examples

  • The synonyms were spot-on: big mouth, blusterer, boaster, braggart, line-shooter, loudmouth, and — my personal favorite — vaunter.

    Review: Wordnik’s Thesaurus « Motivated Grammar

  • "Ay, royal Atheling," shouted the company, "compel the vaunter to show us a sample of his skill."

    The Children's Portion

  • He was ill-bred, but he was not mean; he was a vaunter but not a coward; he demanded adherence and did not beg alms.

    Quisanté

  • Until then I reserve myself for higher duties which are directly laid upon me: it is not permitted to me to leap from the chariot for the sake of wrestling with every loud vaunter.

    Romola

  • The king was old and sad; the state of his kingdom preyed upon his mind; he was surrounded by influences hostile to his nephew, whom he himself called "a vaunter of crimes."

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 6

  • And this dishonour would result if by your lack of diligence you were to put your trust in some vaunter, who by his tricks or by favour shown to him here should obtain such work from you, by which lasting and very great shame would result to him and to you.

    The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci — Complete

  • "And now, worthy Sexwolf, thou shalt see if the Norman is the vaunter thou deemest him.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 07

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