fanfaronade

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

noun

bragging; bravado; bluster.

Nearby words

  1. faneuil hall,
  2. fanfani,
  3. fanfani, amintore,
  4. fanfare,
  5. fanfaron,
  6. fanfic,
  7. fanfish,
  8. fanfold,
  9. fang,
  10. fang lizhi

Origin of fanfaronade

1645–55; < French fanfaronnade < Spanish fanfarronada. 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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