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brag·gart

 (brăg′ərt)
n.
One given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger.
adj.
Boastful.

[French bragard, from braguer, to brag, perhaps from Middle English braggen; see brag.]

braggart

(ˈbræɡət)
n
a person who boasts loudly or exaggeratedly; bragger
adj
boastful
[C16: see brag]

brag•gart

(ˈbræg ərt)

n.
1. a person who does a lot of bragging.
adj.
2. bragging; boastful.
[1570–80]

n.
brag′gart•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.braggart - a very boastful and talkative personbraggart - a very boastful and talkative person
egoist, egotist, swellhead - a conceited and self-centered person
Adj.1.braggart - exhibiting self-importancebraggart - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

braggart

noun boaster, show-off (informal), bluffer, swaggerer, brag, blusterer, swashbuckler, braggadocio, hot dog (chiefly U.S.), bigmouth (slang), bragger, skite or skiter (Austral. & N.Z. informal) a swaggering jovial prankster and braggart

braggart

noun
One given to boasting:
Informal: blowhard.
Slang: blower.
adjective
Characterized by or given to boasting:
Translations
Maulheld

braggart

[ˈbrægət] Nfanfarrón/ona m/f, jactancioso/a m/f

braggart

nPrahler m, → Angeber m

braggart

[ˈbrægət] n (old) → spaccone m
References in classic literature ?
On to the cattle kraal, to the cattle kraal, People of the Axe, that I may hew this braggart's head from his shoulders.
An instance of the buoyant temperament and the professional pride of these people was furnished in the gay and braggart style in which they arrived at New York to join the enterprise.
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If thou carriest the prize, I will add to it twenty nobles; but if thou losest it, thou shalt be stript of thy Lincoln green, and scourged out of the lists with bowstrings, for a wordy and insolent braggart.''
Captain Bonneville, who was delighted with the game look of these cavaliers of the mountains, welcomed them heartily to his camp, and ordered a free allowance of grog to regale them, which soon put them in the most braggart spirits.
Yet it was easy to see that Raffles had accepted the braggart's boast as a challenge.
For Zeus who hates the braggart's boast Beheld that gold-bespangled host; As at the goal the paean they upraise, He struck them with his forked lightning blaze.
"But what a braggart you are," Raskolnikov said with some disgust.
"It will pleasure me hugely to take a braggart down a notch, an some good man will lend me a stout quarter-staff."
"Ay," quoth Little John, "had I but mine own good staff here, it would pleasure me hugely to crack thy knave's pate, thou saucy braggart! I wot it would be well for thee an thy cock's comb were cut!" Thus he spoke, slowly at first, for he was slow to move; but his wrath gathered headway like a great stone rolling down a hill, so that at the end he was full of anger.
Ye are the best braggarts, and have sufficiently learned the art of making dregs boil.
"The Yankees talk a lot about what they do and have done," Tudor said, "and are looked down upon by the English as braggarts. But the Yankee is only a child.