Origin of brag

1350–1400; Middle English brag (noun) ostentation, arrogance, braggen (v.); of obscure origin
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Synonym study

1. See boast1.
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brag

/ (bræɡ) /

verb brags, bragging or bragged

to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully

noun

boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
something boasted ofhis brag was his new car
a braggart; boaster
a card game: an old form of poker
Derived Formsbragger, nounbragging, noun, adjectivebraggingly, adverb

Word Origin for brag

C13: of unknown origin
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