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fanfaron

[fan-fuh-ron] /ˈfæn fəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
a braggart.
2.
a fanfare.
Origin of fanfaron
1615-1625
1615-25; < French < Spanish fanfarrón braggart, said to be of expressive orig.
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  • 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.

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