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rodomont Line breaks: rodo|mont
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒdəmɒnt/

Definition of rodomont in English:

noun

archaic
A person who boasts or brags.
Example sentences
  • He quickly became mild and calm — a posture ill becoming such a Rodomont.
  • I can never think how I avoided being stabbed myself or stabbing one of these two Rodomonts, and the whole business turned about me like a piece of a dream.
  • He apologizes, not wanting to be considered a Rodomont, for having to mention his military exploits again.

Origin

Late 16th century: French, from Italian rodomonte, from the name of a boastful character in the Orlando epics.

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