say in a boastful manner:
[with direct speech]
“I found them,” she bragged. [intr.]
they were bragging about how easy it had been.
a gambling card game that is a simplified form of poker.
2. [in sing.]
a boastful statement; an act of talking boastfully.
that was my brag heifer.
used to express pride in bettering a rival:
it took the team seven games to wrest bragging rights from their interstate rivals.DERIVATIVES:
, blag, brag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, fag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, scrag, shag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag
•ragbag • saddlebag
•gasbag • ratbag • air bag • mailbag
, tea bag
•beanbag • windbag • kitbag • dillybag
•carpet bag • washbag • growbag
•punchbag • Stalag • jetlag • greylag
•gulag • dishrag • bullyrag • Morag
•ragtag • dog tag • Sontag • wigwag
scallawag) • zigzag
First as †adj. (XIII–XVII), which means (i) ‘spirited, brisk, mettlesome’, and (ii) ‘boastful’; sb. and vb. (XIV) denote arrogant, boastful, or pompous behaviour. of unkn. orig.
XVI. — F. bragard
, f. braguer
vaunt, brag; see -ARD