Vaunt vs Veteran - What's the difference?

vaunt | veteran |

As nouns the difference between vaunt and veteran

is that vaunt is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt can be (obsolete) the first part while veteran is veteran.

As a verb vaunt

is to speak boastfully.



Etymology 1

(etyl) vaunter, variant of (etyl) vanter, from (etyl) .


(en verb)
  • To speak boastfully.
  • * 1829 — , chapter XC
  • "The number," said he, "is great, but what can be expected from mere citizen soldiers? They vaunt and menace in time of safety; none are so arrogant when the enemy is at a distance; but when the din of war thunders at the gates they hide themselves in terror."
  • To speak boastfully about.
  • To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
  • * Bible, 1 Cor. xiii. 4
  • Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
  • * Milton
  • My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.
    * (speak boastfully) boast, brag
    Derived terms
    * vaunter


    (en noun)
  • A boast; an instance of vaunting.
  • * Milton
  • the spirits beneath, whom I seduced / with other promises and other vaunts
  • * 1904 — , Book II, chapter III
  • He has answered me back, vaunt' for ' vaunt , rhetoric for rhetoric.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . See avant, vanguard.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The first part.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)





    (en noun)
  • A person with long experience of a particular activity.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers.
  • A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.
  • Derived terms

    * Veterans Day


  • Having had long experience, practice, or service.
  • * Macaulay
  • The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.}}
  • Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
  • Anagrams

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