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Why should we brag of being American or English, when we can boast that we are men?

Think I'm so proud of this night's cruise that I'll brag of it?

"I know that some of those who have them brag about them," said Jimmy.

His brag was that he had skipped every fight since he enlisted.

He's always goin' about asking every one, 'Can't they make a game o' brag?'

He is just fool enough to brag about what he hoped to do rather than go and do it.

No coast guard was ever going to brag about getting rich on him!

Keep it up and give us something to brag about in our obscurity.

"Nawthin' to brag about," came the reply from the old skipper.

So at least I gave my Father to understand; but perhaps it was a brag.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., braggen "to make a loud sound," also "to talk boastfully," of obscure origin, perhaps related to bray of a trumpet, or related to the Middle English adjective brag "ostentatious, proud; spirited, brave" (early 14c.), which probably is from Celtic. Other sources suggest Old Norse bragr "the best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry." Also cf. braggart for another possibility. Related: Bragged; bragging.

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