brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade(adj)
an instance of boastful talk
"his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
"a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"
boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)
A boast, a loud appraisal of oneself.
The card game three card brag.
To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, can do, or has done.
to talk about one's self, or things pertaining to one's self, in a manner intended to excite admiration, envy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to boast; -- often followed by of; as, to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money, or of the great things one intends to do
to boast of
a boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification
the thing which is boasted of
a game at cards similar to bluff
brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited
A brag is a creature from the folklore of Northumberland and Durham that usually takes the form of a horse or donkey. It is fond of tricking unwary wayfarers into riding on its back before throwing the rider into a pool of water or bush before running off laughing, much like the Bäckahästen or kelpie. The brag is also said to have appeared as a calf with a neckerchief, a naked headless man and even four men carrying a sheet. Some well-known brags are said to live at Picktree and Humbleknowe. There is also another similar shape-shifter in Northumbrian folklore, the Hedley Kow.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brag, v.i. to boast or bluster:—pr.p. brag′ging; pa.p. bragged.—n. a boast or boasting: the thing boasted of: a game at cards, very like poker.—adj. Brag′ging.—advs. Brag′gingly, Brag′ly (Spens.). [Most prob. Celt.; cf. W. bragio, to boast; Ir. bragaim. The Fr. braguer, to brag, and bragard, a braggart, are not the parents of the Eng. word.]
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The numerical value of brag in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of brag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If men menstruated, they would brag about how much and for how long.
I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake his neighbours up.
They send out fundraising solicitations to raise money off those speeches and then brag about how much money they raised by scaring people about their civil liberties.
One of the reasons you don't brag about your standing in the polls is because when it goes down, you look silly attacking the polls you were praising not so long ago, you actually sound stronger when you're the poll leader if you dismiss those polls.
A piece of unsolicited humble advice to one who tries to brag the long tenure size with a single organization as his or her loyalty- Request please don’t misguide own conscience and observe the point of view of others who can see it only through their eyes.
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Translations for brag
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- хваля се, перча сеBulgarian
- angeben, prahlenGerman
- jactarse, fanfarronear, presumirSpanish
- leuhkia, kerskua, rehennellä, kerskaillaFinnish
- brag, fanfaronner, vanterFrench
- 力む, 自慢Japanese
- хвалити се, hvalisati se, хвастати се, hvastati se, hvaliti se, хвалисати сеSerbo-Croatian
- vychvaľovať sa, chvastať saSlovak
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