meaning of braggadocio

braggadocio meaning in General Dictionary

A braggart a boaster a swaggerer

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  • vain and bare boasting
  • A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer.
  • Empty boasting; simple brag; pretension.

braggadocio meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Spenser's coinage, 1590, as a title for his personification of vainglory, from brag, with augmentative ending by analogy to the Italian terms then fashionable in England. In general usage by 1594 for "a clear swaggerer;" for the talk of such people, from 1734.


braggadocio meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer.

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  • (n.) Empty boasting; simple boast; pretension.