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Daemon
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braggart

(noun) One given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger.

Synonyms: blowhard, boaster, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter

Usage: He was generally considered a braggart, and others found it hard to be excited about his self-proclaimed successes.
excaelis
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They're just as annoying when they do it quietly, frankly.
TheParser
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Some of our politicians here in the States (no names, of course) are delusional braggarts. One in particular actually thought that he could change events simply through his supposed mastery of rhetoric. If the public opinion polls are any indication, however, most people now realize that -- as they say in Texas -- he is all hat, no cattle.
Archer5007
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Braggart ; I have an uncle that is a bragart. This is one word that I have heard in the past but just haven't thought of.
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Braggart (n.)Etymology

1570s, from French bragard (16c.), with pejorative ending (see -ard) + Middle French braguer "to flaunt, brag," perhaps originally "to show off clothes, especially breeches," from brague "breeches" (see bracket). There may be an element of codpiece-flaunting in all this.

The word in English has been at least influenced by brag (v.), even if, as some claim, it is unrelated to it. Bragger "arrogant or boastful person," agent noun from brag (v.), attested in English from late 14c.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=braggart
The Realist
Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:55:10 PM

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Loud mouth, bragger.
Vicki Holzknecht
Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:01:43 PM

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Braggarts just get on my nerves. They are definitely attentions seekers.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:24:35 PM
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Hey Vicki, I hail from Chesterfield County South Carolina and am only visiting Guam as a cyber traveler.

yeah...braggarts are the one no one wants to hear but everyone has to listen to anyway. Being mean to them shuts em' up pretty quick.



excaelis
Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 3:30:04 AM

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I find that making a reasoned, polite, quiet and probing examination of their claims in my best accent usually shuts them up. ( I am fortunate that my best accent is, around here anyway, enough to intimidate most of these fuckwits.)
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