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See synonyms for: bragbraggedbragging on

verb (used without object),bragged, brag·ging.
  1. to use boastful language; boast: He bragged endlessly about his high score.

verb (used with object),bragged, brag·ging.
  1. to boast of: He bragged that he had won.

  1. a boast or vaunt.

  2. a thing to boast of.

  1. a boaster.

  2. an old English card game similar to poker.

  1. Archaic. unusually fine; first-rate.

Origin of brag

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

synonym study For brag

1. See boast1.

Opposites for brag

Other words from brag

  • 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use brag in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for brag


/ (bræɡ) /

verbbrags, bragging or bragged
  1. to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully

  1. boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this

  2. something boasted of: his brag was his new car

  1. a braggart; boaster

  2. a card game: an old form of poker

Origin of brag

C13: of unknown origin

Derived forms of brag

  • bragger, noun
  • bragging, noun, adjective
  • braggingly, adverb

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