fanfaronade

[ fan-fer-uh-neyd ]
/ ˈfæn fər əˈneɪd /

noun

bragging; bravado; bluster.

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Origin of fanfaronade

First recorded in 1645–55; from French fanfaronnade, from Spanish fanfarronada “bluff, bluster,” derivative of fanfarrón “braggart”; see fanfaron, -ade1

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British Dictionary definitions for fanfaronade

fanfaronade
/ (ˌfænfərəˈnɑːd) /

noun

rare boasting or flaunting behaviour; bluster

Word Origin for fanfaronade

C17: via French from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón boaster, from Arabic farfār garrulous
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