- 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.
- a boaster.
- an old English card game similar to poker.
- Archaic. unusually fine; first-rate.
Origin of brag
Antonyms for brag
Related Words for braggedcrow, gloat, boast, prate, exult, gasconade, grandstand, rodomontade, mouth, puff, swagger, bluster, shuck, vaunt, showboat, hotdog, jive
Examples from the Web for bragged
Contemporary Examples of bragged
He also bragged about earning a PhD, a point Smerconish did not question.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
Zuckerberg himself has bragged that he is able to predict which site members will hook up with whom based on their site activity.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook
November 12, 2014
Spears, on the other hand, bragged about being a virgin to the media.Beyoncé Is Our Indigo Girl: The Halcyon '90s and Feminism's Resurgence in Pop Music
August 26, 2014
Branstad bragged that the state GOP has 11 field offices and new leadership devoted to raising money.Fight Over the Ground Game in Iowa Could Swing the Senate
August 13, 2014
“I have six times as many Twitter followers as all the other candidates combined,” he bragged to the Marietta Daily Journal.Your Fake Followers Are Catfishing You: Bacon Mavens, Newt’s Fake Fans, and Other Social Media Scams
July 3, 2014
Historical Examples of bragged
Virtue, once bragged about, once you pride yourself upon it, ceases to be such.The Book of Khalid
"It's easy," bragged Herman, and proceeded to demonstrate that statement.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
He set on the thwart and bragged about what he'd do when he got back to "Petey" again.
And the way they crowed and bragged about their "finds" wa'n't fit to put in the log.
He bragged indefatigably of his club and the people whom he met there.Young Mr. Barter's Repentance
David Christie Murray
- 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
Word Origin for brag
Word Origin and History for bragged
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.