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vaunt

[ vawnt, vahnt ]
/ vɔnt, vɑnt /
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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.

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Origin of vaunt

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

OTHER WORDS FROM vaunt

vaunter, nounvaunt·ing·ly, adverboutvaunt, 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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