From Old Norse glotta (“to grin scornfully”) or Middle High German glotzen. Cognate with German glotzen (“to gawk, to goggle”).
gloat (third-person singular simple present gloats, present participle gloating, simple past and past participle gloated)
- To exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune.
to exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction
gloat (plural gloats)
- An act or instance of gloating.
an act or instance of gloating
- ^ “gloat” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).