Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Belated Friday word: Fanfaronade

Fanfaronade: \ˌfan-ˌfa-rə-ˈnād, -ˈnäd\

Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display

Example:

<all his talk of how he would easily win the boxing match turned out to be so much fanfaronade>

Etymology:

French fanfaronnade, from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón braggart

First Known Use: 1652
Tags: f, french, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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