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brag·ga·do·ci·o

 (brăg′ə-dō′shē-ō′, -shō)
n. pl. brag·ga·do·ci·os
1. A braggart.
2.
a. Empty or pretentious bragging.
b. A swaggering, cocky manner.

[Alteration of Braggadocchio, , the personification of vainglory in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, from brag.]

braggadocio

(ˌbræɡəˈdəʊtʃɪˌəʊ)
n, pl -os
1. vain empty boasting
2. a person who boasts; braggart
[C16: from Braggadocchio, name of a boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene; probably from braggart + Italian -occhio (augmentative suffix)]

brag•ga•do•ci•o

(ˌbræg əˈdoʊ ʃiˌoʊ)

n., pl. -ci•os.
1. empty boasting; bragging.
2. a boasting person; braggart.
[after boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene (1590)]
brag`ga•do′ci•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.braggadocio - vain and empty boasting
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives

braggadocio

noun
1. One given to boasting:
Informal: blowhard.
Slang: blower.
2. An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.