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gasconade

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

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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Examples from the Web for gasconading

Historical Examples

  • But they have the complaisance to each other to pardon this gasconading.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • But even darker deeds were done in Scotland than those for which the Captain took so gasconading a credit.

    The Court of Cacus</p>

    Alexander Leighton

  • I was gasconading, I suppose—talking in heroics—flinging my words to the winds, and making a fool of myself generally.

    Great Porter Square, v. 2

    Benjamin Leopold Farjeon

  • They even gave the consuls orders to fight the enemy without delay, so great was their confidence in the gasconading Varro.

  • When he had heard it, he replied by a gasconading speech, abusing every one.


British Dictionary definitions for gasconading

gasconade

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

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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