bravado

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
  3. (obsolete) A swaggerer; a braggart.

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Verb[edit]

bravado (third-person singular simple present bravados, present participle bravadoing, simple past and past participle bravadoed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To swagger; to brag.