rodomontade

rodomontade

[rod-uh-mon-teyd, -tahd, -muhn-, roh-duh-]
noun
1.
vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
adjective
verb (used without object), rodomontaded, rodomontading.
3.
to boast; brag; talk big.

Origin:
1605–15; < Middle French < Italian Rodomonte, the boastful king of Algiers in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso + Middle French -ade -ade1

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rodomontade (ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd, -ˈtɑːd)
 
n
1.  a.  boastful words or behaviour; bragging
 b.  (as modifier): rodomontade behaviour
 
vb
2.  (intr) to boast, bluster, or rant
 
[C17: from French, from Italian rodomonte a boaster, from Rodomonte the name of a braggart king of Algiers in epic poems by Boiardo and Ariosto]

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rodomontade
1612, "vain boasting like that of Rodomonte," character in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso" (earlier rodomontado, 1598). The name means lit. "one who rolls (away) the mountain" in dial. It.
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