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v. bragged, brag·ging, brags
To talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way. See Synonyms at boast1.
To say (something about oneself) boastfully.
1. A boast.
2. Arrogant or boastful speech.
3. Games A card game similar to poker.
adj. brag·ger, brag·gest
Exceptionally fine.

[Middle English braggen, from brag, ostentatious.]

brag′ger n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bragger - a very boastful and talkative personbragger - a very boastful and talkative person
egoist, egotist, swellhead - a conceited and self-centered person


One given to boasting:
Informal: blowhard.
Slang: blower.
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I know that the Connecticut settlers talk about their West Herfield meeting-house; but I never believe more than half what they say, they are such unconscionable braggers.
But about the truth of this we do not know, for Ben was a bragger and a swaggerer.
recorded Bragger Daniel Jones and, right, Brian Reader, who pulled out of raid
I don't recall," shrugged George, "you're not really a bragger, Carter.
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Dayton bragged further -- the man was an unrepentant bragger -- that during the dreadful Gaza war the year before, in December and January, the West Bank remained quiet, though many had predicted an upsurge of violence by Palestinians to show support for their compatriots in Gaza subjected to a murderous assault by the Israeli military -- a quiet achieved, all thanks to his 'new men.
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