verb (used without object), bragged, brag·ging.
verb (used with object), bragged, brag·ging.
Origin of brag
Examples from the Web for brag
They brag that they focus their “complete attention on executing each step of the distillation process.”Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana|Eric Felten|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is an awesome thing to brag about, that you are in the same circle as Ice Cube.Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs|Kevin Fallon|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beethoven, of course, was no stranger to megalomania, and he even loved to brag to his friends about his vanity.Japan’s Beloved Deaf Composer is Neither Deaf Nor a Composer|Jimmy So|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it appears the 5C did not have enough early hits either domestically or in China for Apple to brag about.
Suddenly Harvard can brag about its 5.6 percent—or whatever it is—acceptance rate and parents get hysterical.College Application Guru Turned Author Lacy Crawford on ‘Early Decision’|Lizzie Crocker|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We got near a couple of antelope and Mr. Bradford, who was a brag shot and had the best gun, proposed to kill them as we stood.Death Valley in '49|William Lewis Manly
The brain worker has little to brag of as against the manual worker.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
“Well, Brag is a good horse, but Win-out is it,” declared Jack.The Putnam Hall Champions|Arthur M. Winfield
I should be sorry for 'em to take notice of such vulgar insolence as this; for bullies will brag.'The Attache|Thomas Chandler Haliburton
So at least I gave my Father to understand; but perhaps it was a brag.Apologia Pro Vita Sua|John Henry Cardinal Newman
verb brags, bragging or bragged
Word Origin for brag
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.