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to use boastful language; boast:
He bragged endlessly about his high score.
to boast of:
He bragged that he had won.
a boast or vaunt.
a thing to boast of.
a boaster.
an old English card game similar to poker.
Archaic. unusually fine; first-rate.
Contemporary Examples

NBC, You’ve Blown It Again! Jace Lacob October 25, 2010
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Do College Interviews Count? Steve Cohen, Mike Muska October 5, 2011
Obama Leaks for Votes David Frum June 1, 2012
The Immigrant Prison Nightmare Terry Greene Sterling April 29, 2010

Historical Examples

The Battleship Boys at Sea Frank Gee Patchin
The Field of Ice Jules Verne
Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne
Mixed Faces Roy Norton
Down The River Oliver Optic

verb brags, bragging, bragged
to speak of (one’s own achievements, possessions, etc) arrogantly and boastfully
boastful talk or behaviour, or an instance of this
something boasted of: his brag was his new car
a braggart; boaster
a card game: an old form of poker


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