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gasconade

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noun gas·co·nade \ˌgas-kə-ˈnād\

Definition of gasconade

gasconade

intransitive verb

gasconader

noun


Examples of gasconade in a sentence

  1. <if you believe the gasconade of his memoirs, he pretty much won World War II on his own>



Did You Know?

The citizens of Gascony in southwestern France have proverbially been regarded as prone to bragging. Their reputation has been immortalized in such swashbuckling literary works as Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. Linguistically, the legend survives in the word gascon, meaning "braggart," as well as in "gasconade" itself.

Origin and Etymology of gasconade

French gasconnade, from gasconner to boast, from gascon Gascon, boaster


First Known Use: 1709


Gasconade

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geographical name Gas·co·nade \ˌgas-kə-ˈnād\

Definition of Gasconade

  1. river 265 miles (426 kilometers) S cen Missouri flowing NE into Missouri River




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