brag vs gasconade what difference

what is difference between brag and gasconade

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

Alternative forms

  • Gasconade

Etymology

From French gasconade, from Gascon (native of Gascony) +‎ -ade, literally “to talk like a Gascon”

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɡaskəˈneɪd/
  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Noun

gasconade (countable and uncountable, plural gasconades)

  1. Boastful talk.

Translations

Adjective

gasconade (comparative more gasconade, superlative most gasconade)

  1. (obsolete) Of or pertaining to exaggeration or extravagant boasting; bombastic.

Verb

gasconade (third-person singular simple present gasconades, present participle gasconading, simple past and past participle gasconaded)

  1. (obsolete, derogatory) To talk boastfully.

Usage notes

Seldom used after the late 19th century. Appears overwhelmingly in references to the French.

Synonyms

  • bluster
  • boast

Translations

References


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