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BRAG, verb intransitive [Eng. to brag ]

To boast; to display one's actions, merits or advantages ostentatiously; to tell boastful stories; followed by of; as, to brag of a good horse, or of a feat.

To brag on is vulgar; indeed the word itself is become low, and is not to be used in elegant composition.

BRAG, noun A boast, or boasting; ostentatious verbal display of one's deeds, or advantages; the thing boasted.

Spenser has used this word as an adverb for proudly.

BRAG, noun A game at cards.