Brag
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Brag

English

Etymology

From Middle English braggen ("to make a loud noise; to speak boastfully") of unknown origin. Possibly related to the Middle English adjective brag ("prideful; spirited"), which is probably of Celtic origin;[1] or from Old Norse bragr ("best; foremost; poetry");[2] or through Old English from Old Norse braka ("to creak").[3]

Pronunciation

Noun

brag (plural brags)

  1. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretence or self-glorification.
    • (Can we date this quote by William Shakespeare and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Caesar [...] made not here his brag / Of "came", and "saw", and "overcame".
  2. The thing which is boasted of.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Milton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Beauty is Nature's brag.
    • 2015 October 27, Matt Preston, The Simple Secrets to Cooking Everything Better[1], Plum, ->ISBN, page 192:
      You could just use ordinary shop-bought kecap manis to marinade the meat, but making your own is easy, has a far more elegant fragrance and is, above all, such a great brag! Flavouring kecap manis is an intensely personal thing, so try this version now and next time cook the sauce down with crushed, split lemongrass and a shredded lime leaf.
  3. (by ellipsis) The card game three card brag.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chesterfield to this entry?)

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Verb

brag (third-person singular simple present brags, present participle bragging, simple past and past participle bragged)

  1. (intransitive) To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, is able to do, or has done; often as an attempt to popularize oneself.
    to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money
    • (Can we date this quote by William Shakespeare and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, / Brags of his substance, not of ornament.
      Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade
  2. (transitive) To boast of.

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Adjective

brag (comparative bragger, superlative braggest)

  1. Excellent; first-rate.
  2. (archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
    • (Can we date this quote by Ben Jonson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
    a brag young fellow

Adverb

brag (comparative more brag, superlative most brag)

  1. (obsolete) proudly; boastfully
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fuller to this entry?)

References

  1. ^ "brag" in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001-2020.
  2. ^ "wile" in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001-2020.;
  3. ^ brag in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse brak.

Noun

brag n (singular definite braget, plural indefinite brag)

  1. bang, crash

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brag

  1. imperative of brage

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian bregge, which derives from Proto-Germanic *brugj?. Cognates include West Frisian brêge.

Noun

brag f (plural bragen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) bridge

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