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[French gasconnade, from Gascon, Gascon; see Gascon.]
boastful talk, bragging, or bluster
(intr) to boast, brag, or bluster
[C18: from French gasconnade, from gasconner to chatter, boast like a Gascon]
n., v. -ad•ed, -ad•ing. n.
1. extravagant boasting; boastful talk.v.i.
2. to boast extravagantly; bluster.
[1700–10; < French gasconnade, derivative of gasconner to boast, chatter]
Past participle: gasconaded
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|Noun||1.||gasconade - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"|
|Verb||1.||gasconade - show off |
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"