fanfaronade


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fan·far·o·nade

 (făn′făr-ə-nād′, -näd′)
n.
1. Bragging or blustering manner or behavior.
2. A fanfare.

[French fanfaronnade, from Spanish fanfarronada, bluster, from fanfarrón, a braggart, perhaps from Arabic farfār, talkative, from farfara, to become agitated, become talkative.]

fanfaronade

(ˌfænfərəˈnɑːd)
n
rare boasting or flaunting behaviour; bluster
[C17: via French from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón boaster, from Arabic farfār garrulous]

fan•fa•ron•ade

(ˈfæn fər əˈneɪd, -ˈnɑd)

n.
bragging; bravado; bluster.
[1645–55; < French < Sp fanfarronada. See fanfare, -ade1]

fanfaronade

swaggering boastfulness; vainglorious speech or behavior. — fanfaron, n.
See also: Behavior
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fanfaronade

noun
An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
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