brag etymology

English word brag comes from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrēḱ-

Detailed word origin of brag

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*bʰrēḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*breh- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*bragz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) One who is first or foremost, a premier, chief, leader, prince.
bragr Old Norse (non)
braggen Middle English (enm)
brag English (eng) (by ellipsis) The card game three card brag.. A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretence or self-glorification.. The thing which is boasted of. (archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.. First-rate. (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.. (transitive) [...]

Words with the same origin as brag

Descendants of *bʰrēḱ-
braid bread breed breeding bride