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bragger

[brag-er] /ˈbræg ər/
noun
1.
a person who brags.
2.
Cards.
  1. (in some forms of brag) the jack of clubs or nine of diamonds.
  2. (in other forms of brag) any jack or nine.
  3. the first bettor in a game of brag.
Origin of bragger
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at brag, -er1
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Contemporary Examples
  • First things first: Boston is a city of braggers and coffee drinkers, with a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner.

  • Boston is a city of braggers and coffee drinkers, with a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner.

Historical Examples
  • For whom do they choose but such as be rich or bear some office in the country, many times such as be boasters and braggers?

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard

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