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 beenMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 1A gambling card game that is a simplified form of poker.More 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.More 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.
adjective[attributive] US • informal Back to top
- Excellent; first-rate: that was my brag heiferMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 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!
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- If, instead, you ask someone, ‘What can be done to generate braggingly happy customers?’
- The composer admitted to the effect on this work of the raw, insolent and braggingly sung songs of the French Revolution - Ça Ira and La Carmagnole.
- On the Web site, the creators braggingly post their successful deceptions.
Middle English (as an adjective in the sense 'boastful'): of unknown origin (French braguer is recorded only later).