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[boh-ster] /ˈboʊ stər/
a person who boasts or brags.
Origin of boaster1
Middle English word dating back to 1275-1325; See origin at boast1, -er1


[boh-ster] /ˈboʊ stər/
noun, Masonry.
a chisel for boasting stone.
First recorded in 1875-80; boast2 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In France, he is laughed at as a boaster, but not trusted as a warrior.

  • Captain Barclay could not tolerate a boaster or puppy in any shape.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • His eye questioned mine; but there was not a vestige of fear in me towards that boaster.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • He had never had so golden an opportunity to down a boaster.

    IT and Other Stories Gouverneur Morris
  • The boaster was sent to thee as a temptation, he was sent as a trial of thy strength, and see!

    Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
  • Or the first threat of a boaster or coward is always the worst.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • He furiously brandished his hammer, with intent to annihilate the boaster.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • Thus we expresse Thraso a boaster, and Demea a sowre felowe.

  • boaster though he was, there was little doubt as to Jordan's efficiency or his courage.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • She had been brought up to regard a boaster and a bluff as synonymous.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm

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