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NOUN (1)

1. an instance of boastful talk;
- Example: "his brag is worse than his fight"
- Example: "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
[syn: brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vapor \Va"por\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vapored; p. pr. & vb. n. Vaporing.] [From Vapor, n.: cf. L. vaporare.] [Written also vapour.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to steam; to be exhaled; to evaporate. [1913 Webster] 2. To emit vapor or fumes. [R.] [1913 Webster] Running waters vapor not so much as standing waters. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To talk idly; to boast or vaunt; to brag. [1913 Webster] Poets used to vapor much after this manner. --Milton. [1913 Webster] We vapor and say, By this time Matthews has beaten them. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vaporing \Va"por*ing\, a. Talking idly; boasting; vaunting. -- Va"por*ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vaporing 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, line-shooting, gasconade]