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braggadocio

[ brag-uh-doh-shee-oh ]
/ 藢br忙g 蓹藞do蕣 蕛i藢o蕣 /
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noun, plural brag路ga路do路ci路os.
empty boasting; bragging.
a boasting person; braggart.
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Origin of braggadocio

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

OTHER WORDS FROM braggadocio

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

braggadocio
/ (藢br忙伞蓹藞d蓹蕣t蕛瑟藢蓹蕣) /

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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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