Is braggardly a word?

Yes, though when searching for the word "braggardly", you're almost always likely to be presented with the term "braggartly", - the act of being excessively boastful/proud.

Both words mean the same thing. The term braggart, which is synonymous to a boaster, is borrowed from Medieval French bragard "excessively proud," from braguer "to be proud," derivative of brague "liveliness, boastfulness," perhaps originally "to show off clothes, especially breeches," from brague "breeches".

According to, a website dedicated to providing information on the origin and historical development of words, braggart has been at least influenced by brag, even if, as some claim, it is unrelated to it.

Bragger (arrogant or boastful person) is attested in English from late 14th century and has become practically a variant of this word.

Braggardly also appeared in numerous literary works. A good way to look it up is through Google Books.

Here, you'll find various textual works that make use of this word. One of them is a book called New Catholic World (Volume 47), published in 1888. See link here.

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Friday, October 06 2017