Definition of bragging rights in English:

bragging rights

plural noun

  • A temporary position of ascendancy in a closely contested rivalry.

    ‘he walked off with a guaranteed $25,000 and bragging rights for at least a year’
    • ‘Last week's winner of the bragging rights can again brag for anther week as he blasted his way past the field with 40 points.’
    • ‘Okay, the red shirt masses could celebrate immediate success - and the all-important bragging rights over their near neighbours and rivals - after the Giant Axe fourth round set to.’
    • ‘Warren Sapp, Oakland's loquacious defensive tackle, said this game was for bragging rights against the team that chose not to re-sign him this year after nine seasons in Tampa.’
    • ‘There's a little trophy presented to the winning chapter as well as all-important bragging rights for the year.’
    • ‘The math is simple - the team with the most total reps gets the victory and bragging rights for the year.’
    • ‘But, more than an autograph or a few moments of his time, he knows the fans crave a return to the form which secured them back-to-back third places, UEFA Cup nights and bragging rights over their city rivals.’
    • ‘This weekend United play host to City in this season's first derby match, with fans from both teams hoping they will have the bragging rights on Saturday night.’
    • ‘Each team of four women will earn points toward bragging rights of being named the championship team, plus championship buckles and other awards from sponsors.’
    • ‘‘Manchester are the closest team to us so this victory gives us bragging rights, but really it was just another game on the way to us winning three matches in a row this season’ said Phoenix.’
    • ‘To cricket now, and a draw in the fifth cricket test in London overnight was enough to give England a two-one series win over Australia and bragging rights over one of sport's oldest contests.’
    • ‘Another series worth looking into is the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge, where company-sponsored teams compete against each other for bragging rights.’
    • ‘For only the second time since their promotion back to the top-flight in 1999, Hibs have the opportunity to claim local bragging rights by ending the league campaign ahead of their capital-city rivals.’
    • ‘The tournament is based on a round-robin model that allows four teams from the Hawkeye State to spar with four MIAC rivals for regional bragging rights.’
    • ‘Defeating Dallas in the Texans' first game as an expansion team earned statewide bragging rights but barely caused a ripple around the NFL.’
    • ‘AFC Wimbledon earned local bragging rights when they hammered rivals Raynes Park Vale 5-on Easter Monday.’
    • ‘Boston brandished its bragging rights as it won its fourth title in five years, defeating the New York 1 team to take the Cup.’
    • ‘These two teams duke it out Tuesday for bragging rights.’
    • ‘It doesn't matter where the two teams are in the table, it's about bragging rights of being the best team in the area.’
    • ‘While Spain have little more to play for today than pride, bragging rights and the chance for squad members to give coach Luis Aragonés a nudge, it's worth remembering that Fábregas is on a booking.’
    • ‘The Ryder Cup has been pumped up to mean more than it really does, besides an exhibition for pride and bragging rights.’