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braggart

Line breaks: brag|gart
Pronunciation: /ˈbraɡət
 
, -ɑːt/

Definition of braggart in English:

noun

A person who boasts about their achievements or possessions: [as modifier]: braggart men
More example sentences
  • Are all fans from Philadelphia loud-mouthed braggarts?
  • He was a braggart and a poseur, who frequently tripped himself up by telling inconsistent versions of the same story.
  • Why people would want to read the raving, uninformed postings of anonymous blowhards and braggarts for voyeuristic sport is beyond me.
Synonyms
informal blowhard, big mouth, big-head, bag of wind, windbag, gasbag, loudmouth, bull-shooter, swank, swanker
North American informal showboat
Australian/New Zealand informal skite
British informal , dated swankpot
vulgar slang bullshitter
archaic blower, bouncer, shaker, puff, rodomont

Origin

late 16th century: from French bragard, from braguer 'to brag'.

Words that rhyme with braggart

faggot (US fagot), maggot

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