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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Braggin(g, Bragin(g, vbl. n. [ME. braggynge (1399).] Vaunting, boasting; threatening speech. a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 467.
Thair wes blauing of bemys, braging and beir
1569-73 Bann. Memor. 29.
A peceable … conference, whair will … [be] no place to impyre nor bragging
Ib. 109.
Nochtwithstanding of the queinis braggingis
1581 Burne Disput. 185 b.
Ane change … from creiping in conuentis to braggin in courtis
c1590 J. Stewart 60/131.
I mycht, albeit of baith ȝour bragin blawne, Bereft ȝour helms
1603 Moysie 71.
Sume braggingis past betuix the erle of Bothuell and the maister of Glamis

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