Simple Definition of bravado
: confident or brave talk or behavior that is intended to impress other people
Full Definition of bravado
plural bra·va·does or bra·va·dos
1 a : blustering swaggering conduct b : a pretense of bravery
2 : the quality or state of being foolhardy
Examples of bravado
His stories are always told with bravado.
I remember his youthful bravado.
Origin of bravado
Middle French bravade & Old Spanish bravata, from Old Italian bravata, from bravare to challenge, show off, from bravo
First Known Use: circa 1580
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