Adjective "braggart" definition and examples

(Braggart may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbraɡɑːt//ˈbraɡət/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who boasts about their achievements or possessions.
  1. 'He is a charming braggart who through accessorizing makes his three uniform wardrobe look like twelve.'
  2. 'For example, if you know an arrogant person, don't just write him off as a swaggering braggart.'
  3. 'Ronnie was a bully and a braggart, and the fact he was bright and entertaining did not mitigate the fact he was a murderer.'
  4. 'He is a braggart with an ego so inflated that he often speaks of himself in the third person.'
  5. 'Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.'
  6. 'He was a braggart and a poseur, who frequently tripped himself up by telling inconsistent versions of the same story.'
  7. 'Why people would want to read the raving, uninformed postings of anonymous blowhards and braggarts for voyeuristic sport is beyond me.'
  8. 'They are the biggest braggarts in the bar, with the least to brag about.'
  9. 'His males are braggarts whose emotions stay on the surface: if they have interior lives, Walsh isn't interested in them.'
  10. 'Are all fans from Philadelphia loud-mouthed braggarts?'

More definitions

noun

1. a person who does a lot of bragging.

adjective

2. bragging; boastful.

Origin

Late 16th century: from French bragard, from braguer ‘to brag’.