to use boastful language; boast: He bragged endlessly about his high score.
to boast of: He bragged that he had won.
a boast or vaunt.
a thing to boast of.
an old English card game similar to poker.
Archaic. unusually fine; first-rate.
- brag·ging·ly, adverb
- bragless, adjective
- outbrag, verb (used with object), out·bragged, out·brag·ging.
- o·ver·brag, verb, o·ver·bragged, o·ver·brag·ging.
- un·brag·ging, adjective
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How to use brag in a sentence
Carolyn LydenDirector of Search ContentIf your clients are proud of their business tenure, they can now brag about it in their Google My Business listing.Is Google moving toward being search marketing’s point of singularity: Thursday’s daily brief | Carolyn Lyden | February 11, 2021 | Search Engine Land
There is a world of difference between bragging about something to the point of hurting someone’s feelings, and simply being happy to share one’s good fortune.Miss Manners: Time to cut ties with longtime friend? | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
He couldn’t wait to brag about whatever he had done in his Little League game or at school.Friends and colleagues mourn the loss of Mel Antonen, longtime MLB reporter | Scott Allen | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Try to be as specific as possible and highlight technical aspects instead of just bragging about your product quality and benefits.Eight simple steps to write epic product descriptions that boost conversions | Ricky Hayes | January 29, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
Of course, that’s why a meme format making fun of scenarios where things don’t quite work out how you expect was pretty much universally relatable this year—even if it did start out as a cutesy way to brag about your relationship.
They openly brag about how gamers are “programmed to win” as a positive thing.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up | Arthur Chu | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So much of the book—even the title—seemed like a giant humble-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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Guillaume d'Orange spake up after the Emperor and made the second brag.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche | Anatole France
His presence became known to the authorities and an indiscreet declaration, “Campion brag,” made the position more difficult.
And he'd howl down the ro'd in a big cloud of dust, For he made it his brag he was allus there fust.The Book of Humorous Verse | Various
He's never had no appetite to brag of; but for a week past he's been eatin' like a bird.We Ten | Lyda Farrington Kraus
brag not too much, for fear I should expect it, Then if you fail—Cham.The Little French Lawyer | Francis Beaumont
British Dictionary definitions for brag
to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
something boasted of: his brag was his new car
a braggart; boaster
a card game: an old form of poker
- bragger, noun
- bragging, noun, adjective
- braggingly, adverb
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