[syn: boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Brag \Brag\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bragged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bragging.] [OE. braggen to resound, blow, boast (cf. F.
braguer to lead a merry life, flaunt, boast, OF. brague
merriment), from Icel. braka to creak, brak noise, fr. the
same root as E. break; properly then, to make a noise, boast.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: boastful,
braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big,
cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-
n 1: an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his
fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
[syn: brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "bragging":
Gascon, bluster, boast, boastful, boastfulness, boasting, bombast,
brag, braggadocio, braggart, braggartism, bravado, conceit,
conceited, fanfaron, fanfaronade, fanfaronading, gasconade,
gasconading, gasconism, heroics, jactation, jactitation,
rodomontade, self-advertising, self-applauding, self-flattering,
self-glorious, self-lauding, self-vaunting, side, swagger,
thrasonic, thrasonical, vain, vainglorious, vanity, vaporing,
vaunt, vauntery, vaunting