Definition of boast noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

boast

 noun
noun
NAmE//boʊst//
 
boast (that…)(often disapproving)
 
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something that a person talks about in a very proud way, often to seem more important or smart Despite his boasts that his children were brilliant, neither of them went to college. It was her proud boast that she had never missed a day of work because of illness. Her claim that she could beat us all was clearly no idle/empty boast (= it was true).
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