gasconade

play
noun gas·co·nade \ˌga-skə-ˈnād\

Definition of gasconade

gasconade

intransitive verb

gasconader

noun

gasconade was our Word of the Day on 06/26/2010. Hear the podcast!

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

Recent Examples of gasconade from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gasconade.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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


Gasconade

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

Definition of Gasconade

  1. river 265 miles (426 kilometers) long in south central Missouri flowing northeast into the Missouri River



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gasconade? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cleverly stylish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!