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
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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
- khoác lácVietnamese
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