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rodomontade

[rod-uh-mon-teyd, -tahd, -muh n-, roh-duh-] /ˌrɒd ə mɒnˈteɪd, -ˈtɑd, -mən-, ˌroʊ də-/
noun
1.
vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.
adjective
2.
bragging.
verb (used without object), rodomontaded, rodomontading.
3.
to boast; brag; talk big.
Origin
1605-1615
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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British Dictionary definitions for rodomontading

rodomontade

/ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd; -ˈtɑːd/
noun
1.
  1. boastful words or behaviour; bragging
  2. (as modifier): rodomontade behaviour
verb
2.
(intransitive) to boast, bluster, or rant
Word Origin
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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Word Origin and History for rodomontading

rodomontade

n.

1610s (earlier rodomontado, 1590s), "vain boasting like that of Rodomonte," character in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso." In dialectal Italian the name means literally "one who rolls (away) the mountain."

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