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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Braggar, Bragar, n. [ME. braggere (14th c.).] A braggart; one who makes boasts or threats. c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxvi. 34.
Bostaris, braggaris, and barganeris, Eftir him passit in to pairis
1535 Stewart 57215.
As hapnis oft … ane greit braggar to be fund a fliear
1530 Lynd. Test. Pap. 1015.
One braggar, or ane barde
1562-3 Winȝet I. 76/26.
The wane [= vain] bragaris of fayth
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. 23 b.
Thir braggaris and voustaris of the scripturis
1584 Acts III. 299/2.
For repressing of proud and vndantonit braggaris, boistaris, and oppressouris
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. 156.
Of all braggers in the time of (the burrow) court

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