vaunt

[ vawnt, vahnt ]
/ vɔnt, vɑnt /

verb (used with object)

to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.

verb (used without object)

to speak boastfully; brag.

noun

a boastful action or utterance.

Origin of vaunt

1350–1400; Middle English vaunten < Middle French vanter to boast < Late Latin vānitāre, frequentative of *vānāre, derivative of Latin vānus vain. See vanity

OTHER WORDS FROM vaunt

vaunt·er, nounvaunt·ing·ly, adverbout·vaunt, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for vaunt

vaunt
/ (vɔːnt) /

verb

(tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
(intr) rare, or literary to use boastful language; brag

noun

a boast
archaic ostentatious display

Derived forms of vaunt

vaunter, noun

Word Origin for vaunt

C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānus vain
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