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gasconade

[gas-kuh-neyd] /ˌgæs kəˈneɪd/
noun
1.
extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
verb (used without object), gasconaded, gasconading.
2.
to boast extravagantly; bluster.
Origin of gasconade
1700-1710
1700-10; < French gasconnade, derivative of gasconner to boast, chatter. See Gascon, -ade1
Related forms
gasconader, noun
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  • They even gave the consuls orders to fight the enemy without delay, so great was their confidence in the gasconading Varro.

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

    The Court of Cacus Alexander Leighton
  • But they have the complaisance to each other to pardon this gasconading.

    The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz
  • 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
  • When he had heard it, he replied by a gasconading speech, abusing every one.

  • The first severe battles made an end of the greater part of this gasconading.

  • Your turn for gasconading, Laird of M'Aulay, is too well known, that men of honour should regard your vaunts.

    A Legend of Montrose Sir Walter Scott
  • Jules sat beside Melinda to be comforted He wept for Honor, and praised his boy, gasconading with time-worn boasts.

    The Mothers Of Honor Mary Hartwell Catherwood
British Dictionary definitions for gasconading

gasconade

/ˌɡæskəˈneɪd/
noun
1.
boastful talk, bragging, or bluster
verb
2.
(intransitive) to boast, brag, or bluster
Derived Forms
gasconader, 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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