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gasconade

[gas-kuh-neyd]
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noun
  1. extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
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verb (used without object), gas·con·ad·ed, gas·con·ad·ing.
  1. to boast extravagantly; bluster.
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Origin of gasconade

1700–10; < French gasconnade, derivative of gasconner to boast, chatter. See Gascon, -ade1
Related formsgas·con·ad·er, noun
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gasconade

noun
  1. boastful talk, bragging, or bluster
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verb
  1. (intr) to boast, brag, or bluster
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Derived Formsgasconader, noun

Word Origin

C18: from French gasconnade, from gasconner to chatter, boast like a Gascon
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Word Origin and History for gasconade

1709 (n.); 1727 (v.), from French gasconade (see Gascon + -ade); from gasconner (16c.) "to boast, brag," literally "to talk like a Gascon."

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