gasconade

noun gas·co·nade \ ˌga-skə-ˈnād \

Definition of gasconade

gasconade

intransitive verb

gasconader

noun

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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

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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

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

Definition of Gasconade

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


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