brag(redirected from brags)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
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
[Middle English braggen, from brag, ostentatious.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
vb, brags, bragging or bragged
to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
1. boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
2. something boasted of: his brag was his new car.
3. a braggart; boaster
4. (Card Games) a card game: an old form of poker
[C13: of unknown origin]
ˈbragging n, adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. bragged, brag•ging,
n., adj. v.i.
1. to use boastful language; boast.v.t.
2. to declare boastfully.n.
3. a boast or vaunt.
4. a thing to boast of.
5. a boaster.
6. an old English card game similar to poker.adj.
[1350–1400; Middle English brag (n.) ostentation, braggen (v.)]
syn: See boast1.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: bragged
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||brag - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"|
|Verb||1.||brag - show off |
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
|Adj.||1.||brag - exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
verb boast, crow, swagger, vaunt, bluster, talk big (slang), blow your own trumpet, blow your own horn (U.S. & Canad.) He'll probably go around bragging to his friends.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. An act of boasting:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
brag[bræg] vt & vi to brag (about/that) → vantarsi (di)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
brag(brӕg) – past tense, past participle bragged – verb
to boast. spog يَتَفاخَر، يَتَباهى хваля се gabar-se chlubit se prahlen prale καυχιέμαιjactarse de, fanfarronear suurustama لاف زدن؛ بالیدن kehuskella vanter לְהִתרַברֵב डींग hvalisanje henceg membual gorta vantarsi 自慢する 자랑하다 girtis lielīties; plātīties berlagak opscheppenskryteprzechwalać się لاپی وهل gabar-se a (se) lăuda хвастаться chváliť sa hvaliti se hvalisati se skryta พูดอวดดี övünmek, böbürlenmek 誇耀，吹牛 хвалитися, хвастати ڈینگ مارنا ، خود ستائی khoe khoang 夸耀，吹牛
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.