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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Boast as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 20 answers for the crossword clue 'Boast', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Boast a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Boast as an answer itself some 91 times.

Boast is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 03 December 2021 with the answer being BRAG, we also found BRAG to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Boast', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Boast' and give you a hint.

  • Speaking of yourself in superlatives
  • Show off
  • Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner; "she was sporting a new hat"


We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Boast'.

  • basto
  • sabot A shoe carved from a single block of wood

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"

4 Letters

A powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"

An instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"

Black birds having a raucous call

One who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)

5 Letters

Malicious satisfaction

Someone who engages in sports

Elegance by virtue of being fashionable

The movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the beach"

Extravagant self-praise

7 Letters

A swaggering show of courage

A prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

A proud stiff pompous gait


8 Letters

Speaking of yourself in superlatives

9 Letters

An instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"


10 Letters


Show off

11 Letters

(law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

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