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Examples of gasconade in a sentence
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
Definition of Gasconade
river 265 miles (426 kilometers) long in south central Missouri flowing northeast into the Missouri River
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