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gasconade

[ gas-kuh-neyd ]
/ ˌgæs kəˈneɪd /
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noun
extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
verb (used without object), gas·con·ad·ed, gas·con·ad·ing.
to boast extravagantly; bluster.
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Origin of gasconade

First recorded in 1650–60; from French gasconnade, derivative of gasconner “to boast, chatter”; see Gascon, -ade1

OTHER WORDS FROM gasconade

gas·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 forms of gasconade

gasconader, noun

Word Origin for gasconade

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