One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A stock character in ancient Greek comedy characterized by arrogance, misplaced self-confidence, and a failure to recognize irony. Hence in extended use: a character of this type. Contrasted with eiron.
Early 20th century. From ancient Greek ἀλαζών boaster, perhaps from Ἀλαζῶνες (plural), the name of a Thracian tribe mentioned in Herodotus.
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