fanfaronade

fanfaronade

[fan-fer-uh-neyd]
noun
bragging; bravado; bluster.

Origin:
1645–55; < French fanfaronnade < Spanish fanfarronada. See fanfaron, -ade1

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fanfaronade (ˌfænfərəˈnɑːd)
 
n
rare boasting or flaunting behaviour; bluster
 
[C17: via French from Spanish fanfaronada, from fanfarron boaster, from Arabic farfār garrulous]

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