rodomont

noun rodo·mont \ ˈrädəˌmänt , ˈrōd- \

Definition of rodomont

plural -s
: a vain or blustering boaster : braggart, braggadocio

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Origin and Etymology of 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


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