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n. pl. brag·ga·do·ci·os
1. A braggart.
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.]
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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)]
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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)]
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1. One given to boasting:
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