braggadocio [brag- uh- doh-shee-oh] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com noun, plural brag·ga·do·ci·os. empty boasting; bragging. a boasting person; braggart. Origin of braggadocio
boastful character in Spenser's
(1590), apparently a
coinage based on
brag Related forms brag·ga·do·ci·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for braggadocios Historical Examples He had set them down as a set of landlubbers and braggadocios, and was disposed to treat them accordingly. British Dictionary definitions for braggadocios vain empty boasting a person who boasts; braggart Word Origin
Braggadocchio, name of a boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene; probably from braggart + Italian -occhio (augmentative suffix)
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Word Origin and History for braggadocios braggadocio n.
Spenser's coinage, 1590, as a name for his personification of vainglory, from
brag, with augmentative ending by analogy to the Italian words then in vogue in England. In general use by 1594 for "an empty swaggerer;" of the talk of such persons, from 1734.
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