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Meaning of BRAG

Pronunciation:  brag

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"
  2. [adj]  (informal) exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"
  3. [v]  show off

BRAG is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blow, bluster, boast, boss, bragging, crow, crowing, gas, gasconade, line-shooting, shoot a line, superior, swash, tout, vaporing, vaunt
 See Also: amplify, boast, boasting, crow, exaggerate, gloat, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, jactitation, magnify, overdraw, overstate, puff, self-praise, triumph



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brag\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bragged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Bragging}.] [OE. braggen to resound, blow, boast (cf. F.
    braguer to lead a merry life, flaunt, boast, OF. brague
    merriment), from Icel. braka to creak, brak noise, fr. the
    same root as E. break; properly then, to make a noise, boast.
    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; as, to
    brag of one's exploits, courage, or money, or of the great
    things one intends to do.
          Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, Brags of
          his substance, not of ornament.          --Shak.
    Syn: To swagger; boast; vapor; bluster; vaunt; flourish; talk
  2. \Brag\, v. t.
    To boast of. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Brag\, n.
    1. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or
       self glorification.
             C[ae]sar . . . made not here his brag Of ``came,''
             and ``saw,'' and ``overcame.''        --Shak.
    2. The thing which is boasted of.
             Beauty is Nature's brag.              --Milton.
    3. A game at cards similar to bluff. --Chesterfield.
  4. \Brag\, a. [See {Brag}, v. i.]
    Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
          A brag young fellow.                     --B. Jonson.
  5. \Brag\, adv.
    Proudly; boastfully. [Obs.] --Fuller.
Thesaurus Terms
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