He found her braggadocio about rocket-propelled grenades offputting.
It may be braggadocio, but these are the sort of remarks that win over a crowd.
But when Saldanha was found dead on Friday in a suspected suicide, the braggadocio suddenly ceased.
Spenser's coinage, 1590, as a name for his personification of vainglory, from brag, with augmentative ending by analogy to the Italian words then in vogue in England. In general use by 1594 for "an empty swaggerer;" of the talk of such persons, from 1734.