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fanfaronade

Syllabification: fan·fa·ron·ade
Pronunciation: /ˌfanˌferəˈnād
 
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Definition of fanfaronade in English:

noun

Arrogant or boastful talk.
Example sentences
  • With this boasting, this ‘fanfaronade’ as he himself called it, he wanted to show that Prussia was still rich and powerful.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French fanfaronnade, from fanfaron 'braggart', from fanfare (see fanfare).

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