bravado

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Etymology[edit]

French bravade (bragging or boasting). Which comes from Italian bravata, from verb bravare (brag, boast), from bravo.

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Noun[edit]

bravado (plural bravados or bravadoes)

  1. A swaggering show of defiance or courage.
    The angry customer stood in the middle of the showroom and voiced his complaints with loud bravado.
  2. A false show of courage.

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