character in Spenser's ``Fa["e]rie Queene.'']
1. A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer. --Dryden.
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braggadocio — index jactation, pride, rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
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braggadocio — noun (plural cios) Etymology: Braggadochio, personification of boasting in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser Date: 1594 1. braggart 2. a. empty boasting b. arrogant pretension ; … New Collegiate Dictionary
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braggadocio — brag|ga|do|ci|o [ˌbrægəˈdəuʃiəu US ˈdouʃiou] n [U] especially literary [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Braggadocchio proud talking character in the poem The Faerie Queen (1590) by Edmund Spenser] proud talk about something that you claim to own, to… … Dictionary of contemporary English
braggadocio — brag|ga|do|ci|o [ ,brægə douʃiou ] noun uncount LITERARY a proud way of talking about your achievements or possessions that annoys other people … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
braggadocio — Hollow boasting, after the character Braggadochio in Spenser’s Fairie Queene … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors