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Origin of brag

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

synonym study for brag

1. See boast1.

OTHER WORDS FROM brag

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How to use brag in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for brag

brag
/ (bræɡ) /

verb brags, bragging or bragged
to speak of (one's own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
noun
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 forms of brag

bragger, nounbragging, noun, adjectivebraggingly, adverb

Word Origin for brag

C13: of unknown origin
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