How Do You Spell BOAST?

Pronunciation: [bˈə͡ʊst] (IPA)

The word "boast" is spelled as /boʊst/ in IPA phonetic transcription. The first sound is the "b" sound, which is voiced and stops airflow completely. The "o" sound is a low-mid back rounded vowel, which is also found in words like "note" and "boat". The "s" sound is an unvoiced alveolar fricative, meaning that the air flows through a narrow gap between the tongue and the teeth without causing vocal cord vibration. Lastly, the "t" sound is an unvoiced alveolar stop, which ends the word with a clear sound.

BOAST Meaning and Definition

  1. Boast is a verb that refers to the act of talking or bragging excessively about oneself, one's achievements, possessions, or abilities. When someone boasts, they proudly and often boastfully speak about their accomplishments or personal attributes, intending to impress others.

    Boasting is usually done with the intention of seeking admiration, recognition, or validation from others. It involves highlighting one's achievements, skills, or advantages, sometimes in an exaggerated or arrogant manner. Individuals often boast about their intelligence, wealth, social status, physical appearance, or professional accomplishments.

    The act of boasting is commonly associated with pride, vanity, or an excessive need for attention or self-validation. While it may indicate confidence or high self-esteem, boasting can also be seen as a form of arrogance or self-centeredness.

    Boasting can occur in various settings, such as personal conversations, social gatherings, or even in written form, such as on social media platforms. It is often done to gain admiration, assert dominance, or elevate one's status within a group or society.

    In summary, boasting involves excessively talking about one's achievements, abilities, or possessions with the aim of impressing others and seeking validation or admiration. However, boasting can be viewed as a negative trait, demonstrating arrogance or an excessive need for attention.

  2. • To speak in high praise of self; to speak in exulting language of another; to brag; to vaunt.
    • A brag; self-praise or commendation; occasion of exultation; exaggerated or ostentatious expression.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of BOAST

The word "boast" originated from the Old English "bost", which is derived from the Proto-Germanic word "bosten". This Proto-Germanic root is related to other Germanic languages such as Old High German "bost", Middle Dutch "boosten", and Middle Low German "bōsten". The word eventually evolved into "boast" in Middle English and has retained its meaning of expressing pride or oneself or one's achievements.

Idioms with the word BOAST

  • boast about sm or sth The idiom "boast about sm or sth" means to talk or brag excessively and proudly about oneself or something one possesses or has accomplished. It involves openly displaying one's achievements or qualities with the intention of gaining admiration or attention from others.
  • boast about The idiom "boast about" means to proudly and excessively talk or speak in a self-promoting manner about one's achievements, possessions, abilities, or qualities, often with the intention of impressing or gaining the admiration of others.
  • boast about (someone or something) The idiom "boast about (someone or something)" means to proudly and excessively praise or speak highly of someone or something in order to show off or gain attention.
  • nothing to boast about The idiom "nothing to boast about" refers to a situation or item that is not particularly impressive, outstanding, or worthy of special attention or pride. It suggests mediocrity or lack of remarkable qualities.

Similar spelling words for BOAST

Plural form of BOAST is BOASTS

Conjugate verb Boast


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