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[mass noun] Extravagant boasting.
boast, brag, trumpet, show off, bluster, swagger, swank, gloat, be smug, congratulate oneself, preen oneself, pride oneself, pat oneself on the back, sing one's own praisesView synonyms
- ‘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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