v. bragged, brag·ging, brags
To talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way. See Synonyms at boast1.
To say (something about oneself) boastfully.
1. A boast.
2. Arrogant or boastful speech.
3. Games A card game similar to poker.
adj. brag·ger, brag·gest
[Middle English braggen, from brag, ostentatious.]
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