Definition of Crowing

1. Noun. An instance of boastful talk. "Whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"

Exact synonyms: Brag, Bragging, Crow, Gasconade, Line-shooting, Vaporing
Generic synonyms: Boast, Boasting, Jactitation, Self-praise
Derivative terms: Brag, Braggy, Crow, Crow, Crow, Gasconade

2. Adjective. Exhibiting self-importance. "Big talk"

Definition of Crowing

1. Verb. (present participle of crow) ¹

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Definition of Crowing

1. crow [v] - See also: crow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crowing

crowfoot family
crowing (current term)
crowing inspiration
crown-heel length
crown-rump length
crown angulation
crown beard
crown cactus

Literary usage of Crowing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"One of my informants killed a crowing hen and found her full of eggs. ... He said, afterwards, the crowing of the cock was a warning of death. ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1865)
"Were these winds injurious it would indeed be unfortunate, since, owing to causes I cani:u* account for, every instance of child-crowing that I have seen ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"crowing of Pheasants during Thunderstorms.—Mr. II. ... [We should be glad to learn whether any one else has noticed the crowing of pheasants during ..."

4. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"COCK-crowing. TIME OF THE MORNING SO CALLED. BOURNE, in his Antiquitates Vulgares, tells us, there is a tradition among the common people that, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1865)
"Were these winds injurious it would indeed be unfortunate, since, owing to causes I cannot account for, every instance of child-crowing that I have seen has ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"Five cases of crowing Inspiration of Children in the same family. By JONATHAN TOOGOOD, Esq.—.Case I.—HI, when about a year old, was suddenly seized, ..."

7. Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry: As Well for the Champion Or Open by Thomas Tusser, William Fordyce Mavor (1812)
"Now out of the matter, this lesson 1 add, Concerning cock-crowing, what profit is had. Experience teacheth, as true as a clock, How winter night passeth, ..."

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