Definitions for: Brag

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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

Brag, v. t.
To boast of. [Obs.] --Shak.

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.

Brag, a. [See Brag, v. i.]
Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.

A brag young fellow. --B. Jonson.

Brag, adv.
Proudly; boastfully. [Obs.] --Fuller.

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

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