- a braggart.
- a fanfare.
Origin of fanfaron
1615–25; < French < Spanish fanfarrón braggart, said to be of expressive orig.
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Examples from the Web for fanfaron
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.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I