“I was charging $60,000 a speech,” Gingrich, bragged last week, of his pre-presidential-run days.
In a video, he bragged that he had read the entire Internet five times.
He argued over hotel bills and bragged to associates of his importance.
Gristina was not just exaggerating when she bragged online to former schoolmates about becoming a CEO and building an empire.
Backed by Rick Santorum and the Senate Conservatives Fund, he bragged in campaign mail about “keeping the UN out of Iowa.”
Yet a year ago he had bragged of the blatant braininess of his best woman friend!
Then I remembered how fresh he'd always been and how he'd bragged about the pull he had with them people.
He has bragged of his services to you—long and faithful services such as no other man in Europe would have rendered to a master.
Virtue, once bragged about, once you pride yourself upon it, ceases to be such.
The young bucks on their return to the reservation, and feeling secure at Fort Sill had bragged about it.
mid-14c., braggen "to make a loud sound," also "to talk boastfully," of obscure origin, perhaps related to bray of a trumpet, or related to the Middle English adjective brag "ostentatious, proud; spirited, brave" (early 14c.), which probably is from Celtic. Other sources suggest Old Norse bragr "the best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry." Also cf. braggart for another possibility. Related: Bragged; bragging.
late 14c., "pomp; arrogance, pride;" see brag (v.); the exact relationship of the forms is uncertain. Meaning "that which is boasted" is from 1530s. As a once-popular poker-like card game, from 1734.