gasconade

gasconade

[gas-kuh-neyd]
noun
1.
extravagant boasting; boastful talk.
verb (used without object), gasconaded, gasconading.
2.
to boast extravagantly; bluster.

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

gasconader, noun
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gasconade (ˌɡæskəˈneɪd)
 
n
1.  boastful talk, bragging, or bluster
 
vb
2.  (intr) to boast, brag, or bluster
 
[C18: from French gasconnade, from gasconner to chatter, boast like a Gascon]
 
gascon'ader
 
n

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gasconade
see Gascon + -ade.
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