- extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
- to boast extravagantly; bluster.
Origin of gasconade
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Examples from the Web for gasconade
It was the first seat of Gasconade County, but was supplanted by Hermann.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV
Near the mouth of Gasconade River we met the Oto steam-boat.
But the officers who lead the troops do not allow their enemies the monopoly of gasconade.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
My first night from Rolla was passed on the banks of the Gasconade.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field
Thomas W. Knox
This is at the foot of a bluff facing the Gasconade, 2½ miles below Gascondy.Archeological Investigations
- boastful talk, bragging, or bluster
- (intr) to boast, brag, or bluster
C18: from French gasconnade, from gasconner to chatter, boast like a Gascon
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Word Origin and History for gasconade
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