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fanfaronade

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noun fan·far·o·nade \ˌfan-ˌfa-rə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd\

Definition of fanfaronade

  1. :  empty boasting :  bluster



Examples of fanfaronade

  1. <all his talk of how he would easily win the boxing match turned out to be so much fanfaronade>



Origin of fanfaronade

French fanfaronnade, from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón braggart


First Known Use: 1652

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