One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a cock crowed down in the village’
squawk, screech, hoot, cry, caw, croak
2‘they all crowed about the jolly time they'd had’
boast, brag, trumpet, show off, bluster, swagger, swank, gloat, be smug, congratulate oneself, preen oneself, pride oneself, pat oneself on the back, sing one's own praises
glory in, exult in, triumph over, parade, flaunt
informal talk big, blow hard, rub it in, lay it on thick, shoot one's mouth off, blow one's own trumpet
NZ Australian informal skite
literary vaunt, roister
archaic rodomontade, gasconade
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