Braggadocio Brag`ga*do"cio, n. [From Braggadocchio, a boastful character in Spenser's ``Fa["e]rie Queene.''] 1. A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Empty boasting; mere brag; pretension. [1913 Webster]

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