rodomont

noun

rodo·​mont
ˈrädəˌmänt,
ˈrōd-
plural -s
: a vain or blustering boaster : braggart, braggadocio

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rodomont was in 1592

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“Rodomont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rodomont. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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