brag

When you're bragging, you're boasting. If you can't stop talking about your fancy new shoes, that's bragging.

Ever notice how some people are full of themselves and constantly telling you about the great things they've done? Those folks like to brag. Bragging is a verbal kind of showing off. We all do it sometimes, and it's almost always annoying when other people do it. A specific boast can be called a brag. Athletes often brag before big games. But only the winners can brag after, because they backed up their words.

Definitions of brag
  1. verb
    show off
    synonyms: blow, bluster, boast, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt
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    types:
    puff
    speak in a blustering or scornful manner
    crow, gloat, triumph
    dwell on with satisfaction
    congratulate, preen
    pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
    type of:
    amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate
    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  2. noun
    an instance of boastful talk
    “his brag is worse than his fight”
    synonyms: bragging, crow, crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing
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    type of:
    boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise
    speaking of yourself in superlatives
  3. adjective
    exceptionally good
    “his brag cornfield”
    synonyms: boss
    superior
    of high or superior quality or performance
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