To "brag" is to speak highly of oneself and one’s accomplishments or to talk about people who are close to you, such as a family member. It’s generally considered to be in poor taste to brag, but people naturally do it.

simplepastpast participle
  • Jennifer bragged about how great her cooking was.
  • Steven never stops bragging about how much money he makes.
  • Donald Trump like to brag about his accomplishments.
  • Tarik is always bragging about how good a soccer player he is.
  • Donna brags about her son, the doctor, whenever she gets a chance.
  • Our neighbors like to brag about their dog and how smart he is. We brag about our dog, too.
  • Sometimes I brag about my kids. Most fathers do.
  • Stop bragging! It’s not polite to brag all the time.


He won’t stop bragging!

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This page was first published on June 24, 2012. It was updated on February 11, 2016.