braggadocian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From braggadocio +‎ -an.

Noun[edit]

braggadocian (plural braggadocians)

  1. (obsolete) Someone given to empty boasting; a braggart.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, vol.1, New York Review of Books 2001, pp.296-7:
      neither Greeks nor Romans ever had the fifteenth part of the now known world, nor half of that which was then described. What braggadocians are they and we then!