- Prone to brag
1909, O. Henry, The Gentle Grafter:
- "'That was only getting the pumpkin ready,' says Bassett, braggy and cheerful.
1931, Work Projects Administration, Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States:
- He was a biggity acting and braggy talking old man.
2001 February 2, Ben Joravsky, “When the Star Comes Out”, in Chicago Reader:
- He was bombastic and braggy to the point of trash talking fellow performers.