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[gas-kuh-neyd] /ˌgæs kəˈneɪd/
extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
verb (used without object), gasconaded, gasconading.
to boast extravagantly; bluster.
Origin of gasconade
1700-10; < French gasconnade, derivative of gasconner to boast, chatter. See Gascon, -ade1
Related forms
gasconader, noun Unabridged
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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


boastful talk, bragging, or bluster
(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


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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