- a person who does a lot of bragging.
- bragging; boastful.
Origin of braggart
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Examples from the Web for braggart
It seems the braggart was unaware of the changes in the law.The Case of the Yakking Yakuza
September 16, 2014
One of us had even claimed to be present at Castra Regina, although we mainly considered him a braggart.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
In the book, Alice is a smug, Victorian braggart who loves nothing more than showing off her knowledge.Alice, Bratty in Wonderland
February 28, 2010
But that's that braggart, major Marvel—and a marvel he is, I can tell you!Weighed and Wanting
He had the reputation of being a hard liver, and something of a braggart.The Hunted Outlaw
His friend looked at him with a braggart air, and sang to himself.Little Dorrit
He tried hard to despise the braggart, but ended with envying him.Tales From Two Hemispheres
Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
Surely thou wouldst not have son of thine proved liar and braggart?A Book of Myths
- a person who boasts loudly or exaggeratedly; bragger
Word Origin and History for braggart
1570s, from French bragard (16c.), with pejorative ending (see -ard) + Middle French braguer "to flaunt, brag," perhaps originally "to show off clothes, especially breeches," from brague "breeches" (see bracket). There may be an element of codpiece-flaunting in all this.
The word in English has been at least influenced by brag (v.), even if, as some claim, it is unrelated to it. Bragger "arrogant or boastful person," agent noun from brag (v.), attested in English from late 14c.