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fanfaron

[fan-fuh-ron]
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noun
  1. a braggart.
  2. a fanfare.
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Origin of fanfaron

1615–25; < French < Spanish fanfarrón braggart, said to be of expressive orig.
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Historical Examples

  • He was known in Paris as an assassin, and in England, thanks to the bullet letter, as a "fanfaron" and brave braggart.

    George Washington, Vol. I

    Henry Cabot Lodge

  • Peregrine, glowing with resentment, called him a fanfaron, and withdrew in expectation of being followed into the street.