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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Definitions for fanfaronade

  1. Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
  2. Fanfare.

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Citations for fanfaronade
George Manahan made his debut this week as music director of New York City Opera, and it is difficult to imagine someone laying claim to a major podium with less of a fanfaronade. Justin Davidson, Newsday
But like a demure singer in a long gown who is surrounded by chorus girls in sequined miniskirts, the statue may seem slightly lost amid the fanfaronade. Richard Stengel, Time
Origin of fanfaronade
Fanfaronade derives from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón, "braggart," from Arabic farfar, "garrulous."