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bravado

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noun bra·va·do \brə-ˈvä-(ˌ)dō\

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. 1 a :  blustering swaggering conduct b :  a pretense of bravery

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being foolhardy

Examples of bravado

  1. His stories are always told with bravado.

  2. 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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