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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.
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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
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One given to boasting:
Informal: blowhard.
Slang: blower.
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References in classic literature ?
he is a prodigious bragger about any small matter like this now; well, to think that ‘Duke has killed a buck before Christmas!
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. Just as you have got a thing done, if they see it likely to be successful, they are always for interfering; and then it’s tea to one but they lay claim to half, or even all of the credit.
But about the truth of this we do not know, for Ben was a bragger and a swaggerer.
Switzerland's Pablo Bragger came second with a score of 14,566 points, with Spain's Rayderley Zapata coming third with a score of 14,500 points.
Morten Bragger, Wire's CEO, estimated that Wire now has a half-million users of its free encryption app and more than 400 paying enterprise clients.
Helen Bragger, kennel manager at the shelter, urged residents to become foster parents as it helps open up space for the dogs on their waiting list.
(17.) Lang NP, Pjetursson BE, Tan K, Bragger U, Egger M, Zwahlen M A systematic review of the survival and complication rates of fixed partial dentures (FPDs) after an observation period of at least 5 years.
Telling people repeatedly how successful your business is (we get it, you put hours behind the desk), can be considered boasting and no one likes a bragger. On the other hand, letting acquaintances in on the misery of your private life can make you look like you are simply seeking attention.
Organisers of a conference to discuss Guildford's housing crisis: Nick Bragger (Guildford Private Renters Association), Jo Tester (Guildford Action), and Brian Creese, Guildford Labour Party
"Overall, the global financial market will see some rebounds in key areas," said Chris Bragger, financial planning & analysis manager, Unique Finance.
Helen Bragger, manager at K9 Friends, said they listed abandoned dogs on the e-commerce platform as part of their #Adoptinvaluabledogs initiative, to encourage people to adopt dogs that have been abandoned by their owners.