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Saturday, October 06, 2001

Definitions for braggadocio

  1. A braggart.
  2. Empty boasting.
  3. A swaggering, cocky manner.

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Citations for braggadocio
. . .all charm and "aw shucks" humility one moment, full of braggadocio the next. David S. Broder, Washington Post
David was charming, offsetting his usual braggadocio with vulnerability. Tom King, The Operator
Origin of braggadocio
Braggadocio is from Braggadocchio, a boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene.