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brag Syllabification: brag

Definition of brag in English:

verb (brags, bragging, bragged)

[reporting verb]
Say in a boastful manner: [with direct speech]: “I found them,” she bragged [with clause]: he brags that he wrote 300 pages in 10 days [no object]: they were bragging about how easy it had been
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  • People bragged about their impeccable references and newly renovated websites that would maximize their client base.
  • As a great hunter he bragged about his nighttime sharp shooting.
  • He later bragged that he was the only performer ever to get a complex comic scene right without needing a second take.
boast, crow, swagger, swank, bluster, gloat, show off;
blow one's own horn, sing one's own praises
informal talk big, bloviate, lay it on thick


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1A gambling card game that is a simplified form of poker.
Example sentences
  • The basic game of three card brag was one of the games described by Hoyle, and therefore dates from the late eighteenth century or earlier.
  • At a game of three card brag at work once, I had a prial of threes (top hand) and my opponent had a prial of aces (next highest).
  • Men of all walks of life clustered around the tables in the spacious downstairs to play brag, Three-Card-Monte and Chuck-a-Luck on the off chance of making a fortune.
2 [in singular] A boastful statement; an act of talking boastfully.
Example sentences
  • Don't ask them - or their insurers - what they think of Guinness and his little book of brags.
  • ‘Girls I would like to speak to you in my room,’ - mom interrupted Penny's brags and we went up to mom's room.
  • Two months more of big brags and felonious facts.


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Excellent; first-rate: that was my brag heifer
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  • These pups should make excellent prospects for trialing or be true brag dogs in the future.
  • I kind of like having an outcross pedigree to all of the big "brag" bulls so I guess I don't have any incentive falsify the registration papers.


Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'boastful'): of unknown origin (French braguer is recorded only later).



Example sentences
  • He had no use for cheaters or braggers or loafers.
  • Lash a few beers into them though and they become braggers of the highest order and will admit and confess to the crimes they have committed.
  • I just don't like it when braggers such as you rub my loss in my face!

Words that rhyme with brag

bag, blag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, scrag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag

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