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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Definitions for braggart

  1. a person who does a lot of bragging.
  2. bragging; boastful.

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Citations for braggart
The sculptors of those days had stocks of such funereal emblems in hand; as you may see still on the walls of St. Paul's, which are covered with hundreds of these braggart heathen allegories. William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1848
"But there are ways to prevent thee, young braggart," returned the esquire. "And there is a power," replied the youth, "to avenge the cause of wronged innocence." Francis Lathom, The Castle of Ollada, 1795
Origin of braggart
Braggart entered English in the 1500s. It finds its roots in the French term braguer meaning "to brag."
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