Brag to Brambling
(Brag) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bragged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bragging.] [OE. braggen to resound, blow,
boast (cf. F. braguer to lead a merry life, flaunt, boast, OF. brague merriment), from Icel. braka to
creak, brak noise, fr. the same root as E. break; properly then, to make a noise, boast. 95.] 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.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
Brags of his substance, not of ornament.
Syn. To swagger; boast; vapor; bluster; vaunt; flourish; talk big.
(Brag), v. t. To boast of. [Obs.] Shak.
1. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
Cæsar . . . made not here his brag
Of "came," and "saw," and "overcame."
2. The thing which is boasted of.
Beauty is Nature's brag.
3. A game at cards similar to bluff. Chesterfield.
(Brag) a. [See Brag, v. i.] Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited. [Archaic]
A brag young fellow.
(Brag), adv. Proudly; boastfully. [Obs.] Fuller.
(Brag`ga*do"cio) n. [From Braggadocchio, a boastful character in Spenser's "Faërie Queene."]
1. A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer. Dryden.
2. Empty boasting; mere brag; pretension.
(Brag"gard*ism) n. [See Braggart.] Boastfulness; act of bragging. Shak.
(Brag"gart) n. [OF. bragard flaunting, vain, bragging. See Brag, v. i.] A boaster.
O, I could play the woman with mine eyes,
And braggart with my tongue.
(Brag"gart), a. Boastful. Brag"gart*ly, adv.
(Brag"ger) n. One who brags; a boaster.
(Brag"get) n. [OE. braket, bragot, fr. W. bragawd, bragod, fr. brag malt.] A liquor made of
ale and honey fermented, with spices, etc. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Brag"ging`ly) adv. Boastingly.
(Brag"less), a. Without bragging. [R.] Shak.
(Brag"ly), adv. In a manner to be bragged of; finely; proudly. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Brah"ma) n. [See Brahman.]