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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Brag
To talk about one's self, or things pertaining to one's self, in a manner intended to excite admiration, envy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to boast; -- often followed by of; as, to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money, or of the great things one intends to do.

Etymology: OE. braggen to resound, blow, boast (cf. F. braguer to lead a merry life, flaunt, boast, OF. brague merriment), from Icel. braka to creak, brak noise, fr. the same root as E. break; properly then, to make a noise, boast. �95

verb Brag
To boast of.
noun Brag
  1. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification."Cæsar . . . made not here his brag Of “came,” and “saw,” and “overcame.”" [Shak.]
  2. The thing which is boasted of."Beauty is Nature's brag." [Milton.]
  3. A game at cards similar to bluff.
adjective Brag
Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.

Etymology: See Brag (v. i.)

adverb Brag
Proudly; boastfully.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An instance of boastful talk ("his brag is worse than his fight")
  2. Show off
  3. Exceptionally good ("his brag cornfield")

From Middle English braggen (“to make a loud noise; to speak boastfully”) of unknown origin. Possibly related to the Middle English adjective brag (“prideful; spirited”), which is probably of Celtic origin; or from Old Norse bragr (“best; foremost; poetry”); or through Old English from Old Norse braka (“to creak”).

  1. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretence or self-glorification.
  2. The thing which is boasted of.
  3. (by ellipsis) The card game three card brag.

brag was also found in the following language(s): Danish and North Frisian

Fun Facts about the name Brag

  • When was the first name Brag first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Brag is Thursday, July 1st, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Brag? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Brag. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Brag: Your name in reverse order is Garb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Brag. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Brag born May 12, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.