brag vs crow what difference

what is difference between brag and crow

English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɹæɡ/
  • Hyphenation: brag
  • Rhymes: -æɡ

Noun

brag (plural brags)

  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.
    • January 23 1752, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, in Letters to His Son, published in 1774
      our mixed companies here, which, if they happen to rise above bragg and whist, infallibly stop short of every thing either pleasing or instructive

Derived terms

  • bragless

Translations

Verb

brag (third-person singular simple present brags, present participle bragging, simple past and past participle bragged)

  1. (intransitive) To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, is able to do, or has done; often as an attempt to popularize oneself.
  2. (transitive) To boast of something.

Synonyms

  • boast

Hyponyms

  • brag on

Derived terms

  • braggard
  • humblebrag

Related terms

  • bragging rights

Translations

Adjective

brag (comparative bragger, superlative braggest)

  1. Excellent; first-rate.
  2. (archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
    • 1633, Ben Jonson, A Tale of a Tub
    a woundy, brag young fellow

Adverb

brag (comparative more brag, superlative most brag)

  1. (obsolete) proudly; boastfully
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References

Anagrams

  • ARGB, garb, grab

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse brak.

Noun

brag n (singular definite braget, plural indefinite brag)

  1. bang, crash

Inflection

Related terms

  • brage verb

Verb

brag

  1. imperative of brage

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian bregge, which derives from Proto-Germanic *brugjǭ. Cognates include West Frisian brêge.

Noun

brag f (plural bragen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) bridge


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kɹəʊ/
  • (US) enPR: krō, IPA(key): /kɹoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Etymology 1

From Middle English crowe, from Old English crāwe, from Proto-Germanic *krāwō (compare West Frisian krie, Dutch kraai, German Krähe), from *krāhaną ‘to crow’. See below.

Noun

crow (plural crows)

  1. A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus, having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles; it has a harsh, croaking call.
  2. The cry of the rooster.
    Synonym: cock-a-doodle-doo
  3. Any of various dark-coloured nymphalid butterflies of the genus Euploea.
  4. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron used as a lever; a crowbar.
    Synonym: crowbar
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      Watt might have broken the door down, with an axe, or a crow, or a small charge of explosive, but this might have aroused Erskine’s suspicions, and Watt did not want that.
  5. (historical) A gangplank (corvus) used by the Ancient Roman navy to board enemy ships.
  6. (among butchers) The mesentery of an animal.
  7. (ethnic slur, offensive, slang) A black person.
  8. (military, slang) The emblem of an eagle, a sign of military rank.
    • 2002, Ed Goodrich, Riggers that Dive (page 46)
      A young petty officer that must have just received his “crow” (a single chevron, with an eagle over it) was showing off to several seamen.
    • 2003, Jonathan T. Malay, Seraphim Sky (page 106)
      The young man had been threatened with loss of his third class rank, his “crow,” the eagle in a petty officer’s sleeve insignia.
Derived terms
Related terms
  • crow eater
  • crowfoot
  • eat crow
Translations
See also
  • caw
  • murder of crows (flock of crows)
  • raven

Further reading

  • Corvus (boarding device) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

Middle English crowen, from Old English crāwan (past tense crēow, past participle crāwen), from Proto-Germanic *krēaną, from imitative Proto-Indo-European *gerH- (to cry hoarsely).

Compare Dutch kraaien, German krähen, Lithuanian gróti, Russian гра́ять (grájatʹ)). Related to croak.

Verb

crow (third-person singular simple present crows, present participle crowing, simple past crowed or (UK) crew, past participle crowed or (archaic) crown)

  1. (intransitive) To make the shrill sound characteristic of a rooster; to make a sound in this manner, either in gaiety, joy, pleasure, or defiance.
  2. (intransitive) To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
  3. (intransitive, music) To test the reed of a double reed instrument by placing the reed alone in the mouth and blowing it.
Usage notes

The past tense crew in modern usage is confined to literary and metaphorical uses, usually with reference to the story of Peter in Luke 22.60. The past participle crown is similarly poetical.

Translations
  • Tashelhiyt: uddn,sqiqqiy

References

Further reading

  • crow on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Worc

Middle English

Noun

crow

  1. Alternative form of crowe

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