What is Boast?

Boast definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used without object)
to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself.
to speak with pride (often followed by of): He boasted of his family’s wealth.

verb (used with object)
to speak of with excessive pride or vanity: He boasts himself a genius.
to be proud in the possession of: The town boasts a new school.

a thing boasted of; a cause for pride: Talent is his boast. It is her boast that she has never betrayed a friend.
exaggerated or objectionable speech; bragging: empty boasts and threats.