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boaster1

[boh-ster]
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noun
  1. a person who boasts or brags.

Origin of boaster1

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at boast1, -er1

boaster2

[boh-ster]
noun Masonry.
  1. a chisel for boasting stone.

Origin of boaster2

First recorded in 1875–80; boast2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for boaster

Historical Examples

  • In France, he is laughed at as a boaster, but not trusted as a warrior.

    Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete

    Lewis Goldsmith

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

  • His eye questioned mine; but there was not a vestige of fear in me towards that boaster.

  • 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