rodomont

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

Definition of rodomont

: a vain or blustering boaster : braggart, braggadocio

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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

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“Rodomont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rodomont. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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