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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Definitions for fanfaronade

  1. Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.
  2. Fanfare.

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Citations for fanfaronade
George Manahan made his debut this week as music director of New York City Opera, and it is difficult to imagine someone laying claim to a major podium with less of a fanfaronade. Justin Davidson, Newsday
But like a demure singer in a long gown who is surrounded by chorus girls in sequined miniskirts, the statue may seem slightly lost amid the fanfaronade. Richard Stengel, Time
Origin of fanfaronade
1645-1655
Fanfaronade derives from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón, "braggart," from Arabic farfar, "garrulous."