noun, plural bra·va·does, bra·va·dos.
Origin of bravado
Examples from the Web for bravado
Even the legendary 1980s televisions show Dallas is back on the air, selling its twenty-first century brand of Texas bravado.
Picasso, with his polka-dot shirt and clashing tie attempted an air of bravado, but lost confidence by the minute.
Zaharchenko on Friday night projected defiance rather than bravado, no doubt buoyed by the Moscow-sent materiel and fighters.Ukraine Rebels Boast About Troops and Tanks Coming from Russia|Jamie Dettmer|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It perfectly illustrates the combination of bravado, real toughness, and a kind of lost-little-boy appeal that he has with women.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have a great sense of performance, bravado, and audacity.The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’|Richard Porton|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During this she observed one who in a bravado tossed his pike.Amusing Prose Chap Books|Various
Often many of the things he does are performed in a spirit of bravado, simply because he does not wish to appear "green."Herself|E. B. Lowry
All his bravado gone, he was afraid to venture out even to wet his parched throat at the creek.Wunpost|Dane Coolidge
In Jersey woods, where a wiser race has come, they never challenge a near foe; they make no bravado rushes.Bannertail|Ernest Thompson Seton
Bravado intermingled with blank surprise, he came haltingly to his feet.Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans
British Dictionary definitions for bravado
noun plural -does or -dos
Word Origin for bravado
Word Origin and History for bravado
1580s, from French bravade "bragging, boasting," from Italian bravata "bragging, boasting" (16c.), from bravare "brag, boast, be defiant," from bravo (see brave (adj.)). The English word was influenced in form by Spanish words ending in -ado.