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braggadocio

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noun brag·ga·do·cio \ˌbra-gə-ˈdō-sē-ˌō, -shē-, -chē-, -(ˌ)shō, -(ˌ)chō\

Simple Definition of braggadocio

  • : the annoying or exaggerated talk of someone who is trying to sound very proud or brave

Full Definition of braggadocio

plural brag·ga·do·cios

  1. 1 :  braggart

  2. 2 a :  empty boasting b :  arrogant pretension :  cockiness

Examples of braggadocio

  1. a loudmouthed braggart who hid his cowardice with braggadocio

  2. <his braggadocio hid the fact that he felt personally inadequate>



Origin of braggadocio

Braggadochio, personification of boasting in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser


First Known Use: 1594


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