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  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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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


  1. boastful talk, bragging, or bluster
  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


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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