braggadocio

[ brag-uh-doh-shee-oh ]
/ ˌbræg əˈdoʊ ʃiˌoʊ /

noun, plural brag·ga·do·ci·os.

empty boasting; bragging.
a boasting person; braggart.

Origin of braggadocio

after Braggadocchio, boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene (1590), apparently a pseudo-Italian coinage based on brag

Related forms

brag·ga·do·ci·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for braggadocio

braggadocio

/ (ˌbræɡəˈdəʊtʃɪˌəʊ) /

noun plural -os

vain empty boasting
a person who boasts; braggart

Word Origin for braggadocio

C16: from Braggadocchio, name of a boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene; probably from braggart + Italian -occhio (augmentative suffix)
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