a person who does a lot of bragging.
The sculptors of those days had stocks of such funereal emblems in hand; as you may see still on the walls of St. Paul’s, which are covered with hundreds of these braggart heathen allegories.
— William Makepeace Thackeray , Vanity Fair , 1848
“But there are ways to prevent thee, young braggart ,” returned the esquire. “And there is a power,” replied the youth, “to avenge the cause of wronged innocence.”
— Francis Lathom , The Castle of Ollada , 1795
Braggart entered English in the 1500s. It finds its roots in the French term braguer meaning “to brag.”