braggadocio

braggadocio
brag•ga•do•ci•o
[[t]ˌbræg əˈdoʊ ʃiˌoʊ[/t]] n. pl. -ci•os
1) empty boasting; bragging
2) a boasting person; braggart
Etymology: after boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene (1590) brag`ga•do′ci•an, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Braggadocio — Brag ga*do cio, n. [From Braggadocchio, a boastful character in Spenser s Fa[ e]rie Queene. ] 1. A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Empty boasting; mere brag; pretension. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • braggadocio — index jactation, pride, rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • braggadocio — (n.) Spenser s coinage, 1590, as a name for his personification of vainglory, from BRAG (Cf. brag), with augmentative ending by analogy to the Italian words then in vogue in England. In general use by 1594 for an empty swaggerer; of the talk of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • braggadocio — [brag΄ə dō′shē ō΄, brag΄ədō′shō] n. pl. braggadocios [coined by SPENSER2 Edmund < BRAG + It ending] 1. a braggart 2. vain, noisy boasting or bragging …   English World dictionary

  • Braggadocio, Missouri — Braggadocio is an unincorporated community in Pemiscot County, Missouri. It is located eight miles west of Caruthersville. The community was founded in 1847 and according to Ramsay, was named for the vainglorious knight and horse thief Sir… …   Wikipedia

  • Braggadocio (typeface) — Infobox font name = Braggadocio style = Geometric sans serif Display date = 1929–1930 creator = W.A. Woolley foundry = Monotype Corporation|Braggadocio is a geometrically constructed sans serif stencil typeface designed by W.A. Woolley in 1930… …   Wikipedia

  • braggadocio — noun (plural cios) Etymology: Braggadochio, personification of boasting in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser Date: 1594 1. braggart 2. a. empty boasting b. arrogant pretension ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • braggadocio — braggadocian, adj. /brag euh doh shee oh /, n., pl. braggadocios. 1. empty boasting; bragging. 2. a boasting person; braggart. [after Braggadocchio, boastful character in Spenser s Faerie Queene (1590), appar. a pseudo It coinage based on BRAG] * …   Universalium

  • braggadocio — noun /braɡːaˈdoːʧio,ˌbɹæ.ɡəˈdəʊ.ʧɪ.əʊ/ a) A braggart. b) Empty boasting …   Wiktionary

  • braggadocio — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. One given to boasting: boaster, brag, braggart, bragger, vaunter. Informal: blowhard. Slang: blower. See PRAISE. 2. An act of boasting: boast, brag, fanfaronade, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt. Informal: blow1. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • braggadocio — brag|ga|do|ci|o [ˌbrægəˈdəuʃiəu US ˈdouʃiou] n [U] especially literary [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Braggadocchio proud talking character in the poem The Faerie Queen (1590) by Edmund Spenser] proud talk about something that you claim to own, to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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