gas·​co·​nade | \ ˌga-skə-ˈnād How to pronounce gasconade (audio) \

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gasconade intransitive verb
gasconader noun

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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 "a swaggering person" or "braggart," as well as in gasconade itself.

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if you believe the gasconade of his memoirs, he pretty much won World War II on his own
Recent Examples on the Web His early career was marked by the sort of gasconade many fans of the NFL had come to adore and many MLB executives and players had come to loathe. Robert Klemko, The MMQB, 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of gasconade

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gasconade

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

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“Gasconade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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Gasconade geographical name

Gas·​co·​nade | \ ˌga-skə-ˈnād How to pronounce Gasconade (audio) \

Definition of Gasconade

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


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