Definition of gasconade in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɡaskəˈneɪd/


[mass noun] literary
Extravagant boasting.
Example sentences
  • Marked out by Pitt for Canadian service, he served bravely at Louisbourg in 1758, then returned to London, where he dined with Pitt and Temple, exhibiting ‘gasconade and bravado’.
  • Gasconade is expected by everyone.


Mid 17th century: from French gasconnade, from gasconner 'talk like a Gascon, brag'.

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