[ fan-fuh-ron ]
/ ˈfæn fəˌrɒn /
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Origin of fanfaron
First recorded in 1615–25; from French, from Spanish fanfarrón “braggart,” said to be of expressive origin
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Example sentences from the Web for fanfaron
Peregrine, glowing with resentment, called him a fanfaron, and withdrew in expectation of being followed into the street.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I|Tobias Smollett
He was known in Paris as an assassin, and in England, thanks to the bullet letter, as a "fanfaron" and brave braggart.George Washington, Vol. I|Henry Cabot Lodge