rodo·​mont | \ ˈrädəˌmänt, ˈrōd- \
plural -s

Definition of rodomont

: a vain or blustering boaster : braggart, braggadocio

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of rodomont

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rodomont

Italian rodomonte, from Rodomonte, Rodamonte, fierce and boastful Moorish king of Algiers in the epic Orlando Innamorato (1487) by Matteo M. Boiardo †1494 Italian poet and in the epic Orlando Furioso (1516) by Lodovico Ariosto †1533 Italian poet

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rodomont

Time Traveler for rodomont

Time Traveler

The first known use of rodomont was in 1592

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rodomont

Cite this Entry

“Rodomont.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

Comments on rodomont

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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