Brag

Definition of Brag

v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Bragged ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bragging.]
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
Brags of his substance, not of ornament.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To boast of.
n.1.A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
Cæsar . . . made not here his brag
Of "came," and "saw," and "overcame."
- Shak.
2.The thing which is boasted of.
Beauty is Nature's brag.
- Milton.
3.A game at cards similar to bluff.
a.1.Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
A brag young fellow.
- B. Jonson.
adv.1.Proudly; boastfully.

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