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  • A person who boasts about achievements or possessions.

    as modifier ‘braggart men’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For example, if you know an arrogant person, don't just write him off as a swaggering braggart.’
    • ‘They are the biggest braggarts in the bar, with the least to brag about.’
    • ‘Successful entrepreneurs are not just braggarts.’
    • ‘He, who's a braggart and a drunk and a rat and a scoundrel, at his death bed, says, I find Christ.’
    • ‘Ronnie was a bully and a braggart, and the fact he was bright and entertaining did not mitigate the fact he was a murderer.’
    • ‘He is a braggart with an ego so inflated that he often speaks of himself in the third person.’
    • ‘Doris also ventures back into the troubled waters of romance, whether she's being fixed up by her sons with an egotistical lawman or giving a braggart his comeuppance.’
    • ‘Odysseus was a braggart and a poor winner who couldn't keep his big mouth shut and got punished by the gods for it.’
    • ‘Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.’
    • ‘Most of the soldiers were a dull lot, either sullen and silent, not wishing to be where they were, or braggarts, constantly telling all who would listen of their strength and bravery.’
    • ‘His males are braggarts whose emotions stay on the surface: if they have interior lives, Walsh isn't interested in them.’
    • ‘He is a charming braggart who through accessorizing makes his three uniform wardrobe look like twelve.’
    • ‘No, because if Todd is anything, he is a braggart.’
    • ‘I suppose not, although quite frankly I never liked the braggart.’
    • ‘In addition, he showed how to decode body language: crossing one's legs when sitting was a sign of uneasiness, while standing with one's legs wide apart was the hallmark of a braggart.’
    • ‘This braggart weaves astonishing tales of cunning and will while stalking game, and even more preposterous stories of superhuman feats of boozing.’
    • ‘Since Monday the 8th was a holiday, golfers from the Three Sisters gathered at Siam on Tuesday the 9th to see who would be the braggart for the week.’
    boaster, brag, bragger, show-off, blusterer, trumpeter, swaggerer, poser, poseur, poseuse, peacock, egotist, self-publicist
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/ˈbraɡərt/ /ˈbræɡərt/


Late 16th century from French bragard, from braguer ‘to brag’.