vaunt n : extravagant self-praise v : show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, gasconade]
EtymologyFrom vanter from vanus.
- To speak boastfully.
- 1829 — Washington
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, chapter XC
- ''"The number," said he, "is great, but what can be expected from mere citizen soldiers? They vaunt and menace in time of safety; none are so arrogant when the enemy is at a distance; but when the din of war thunders at the gates they hide themselves in terror."''
- 1829 — Washington Irving, Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, chapter XC
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