Brag v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bragged p. pr. & vb. n. Bragging.] 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. --Shak.
Syn: -- To swagger; boast; vapor; bluster; vaunt; flourish; talk big.
Brag, v. t. To boast of. [Obs.]
1. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
Cæsar . . . made not here his brag
Of “came,” and “saw,” and “overcame.” --Shak.
2. The thing which is boasted of.
Beauty is Nature's brag. --Milton.
3. A game at cards similar to bluff.
Brag a. Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited. [Archaic]
A brag young fellow. --B. Jonson.
Brag, adv. Proudly; boastfully. [Obs.]
adj : exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag
cornfield" [syn: boss]
n : an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his
fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his
gasconade" [syn: bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing,
v : show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, gas,
blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]
[also: bragging, bragged]