gasconade

[ gas-kuh-neyd ]
/ ˌgæs kəˈneɪd /

noun

extravagant boasting; boastful talk.

verb (used without object), gas·con·ad·ed, gas·con·ad·ing.

to boast extravagantly; bluster.

Nearby words

  1. gas-permeable lens,
  2. gasbag,
  3. gascoigne,
  4. gascoigne, george,
  5. gascon,
  6. gascony,
  7. gascoyne-cecil,
  8. gaseity,
  9. gaselier,
  10. gaseous

Origin of gasconade

1700–10; < French gasconnade, derivative of gasconner to boast, chatter. See Gascon, -ade1

Related formsgas·con·ad·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for gasconade

gasconade

/ (ˌɡæskəˈneɪd) rare /

noun

boastful talk, bragging, or bluster

verb

(intr) to boast, brag, or bluster
Derived Formsgasconader, noun

Word Origin for gasconade

C18: from French gasconnade, from gasconner to chatter, boast like a Gascon

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Word Origin and History for gasconade

gasconade

1709 (n.); 1727 (v.), from French gasconade (see Gascon + -ade); from gasconner (16c.) "to boast, brag," literally "to talk like a Gascon."

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