braggartnoun [ C ]uk /ˈbræɡ.ət/ us /ˈbræɡ.ɚt/ old-fashioned disapproving
Examples from literature
- At the slightest, nay, imaginary insult, the quick-tempered braggart took offense, resorted to the use of the sword, and many an unnecessary strife was raised and many an innocent life lost.
- Had he looked abashed or mortified, Jenny felt that she might have relented, but the braggart was as all-satisfied, as confident and boastful as ever.
- He was an insufferable braggart, but never had any success in love.
- He was shiftless, untidy, a borrower, a pompous braggart, a trouble-maker, forever driving some poor devil into senseless litigation.
- He was troublesome, ignorant, superstitious, a braggart, cowardly, and sometimes like a madman.