Nearby words

  1. brae,
  2. braeburn,
  3. braeheid,
  4. braemar,
  5. braford,
  6. braga,
  7. braganza,
  8. bragdon,
  9. bragg,
  10. bragg scattering

Origin of brag

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

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1. See boast1. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brag


verb brags, bragging or bragged

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


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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