One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Boastful or arrogant.‘it sounds braggadocious, but I don't think I ever dropped a pass in a game’‘I've never been a braggadocious kind of guy’
bragging, crowing, swaggering, braggart, overweening, overbearing, bumptious, puffed up, vaunting, blowhard, ostentatious, full of oneselfView synonyms
- ‘Actually, being a rapper might just be a strong plus in portraying the early, braggadocious Cassius Clay.’
- ‘At least one tweet was pretty braggadocious; it casually mentioned "my third sailboat" with an accompanying photo.’
- ‘Unusually character-driven for a genre that typically deals in braggadocious montages of big barrel riding, this polished Australian production is buoyed along by the outsized personalities of a pair of pushing-50 best mates.’
- ‘It may have been braggadocious, but it wasn't untrue.’
- ‘Lyrically it doesn't go beyond braggadocious bluster and more local-musician name-drops.’
- ‘This is an album of braggadocious hip-hop, full-bodied with confrontational street style.’
- ‘Elizabeth is really not a braggadocious person.’
- ‘I'm not being braggadocious about this, but I play well.’
- ‘After one season with the New England Patriots, Johnson has decided to go back to his old, braggadocious self.’
- ‘I don't want to seem braggadocious, but people keep telling me it's the most famous house in the country, after the White House.’
- ‘Even though he seems to be a little braggadocious about being an Americorps volunteer, he seems to be a decent guy.’
Mid 19th century: from braggadocio + -ous.
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