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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

BRAGGAL, n., adj. Also braggle[brɑgl]

I. n.

1. “Boastful talking” (Cai. 1914 T.S.D.C. I.).

2. “A boastful talker” (Cai.7 1935).

II. adj. Self-satisfied, smugly pleased, swaggering. Inv. 1943 C. M. Maclean Three for Cordelia 32:
They all went down to the blankets before we were seated at our breakfasts . . . gey an' braggle wi' themsels.

[From brag, boast + suff. -al. Prob. orig. an adj.]

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