Definition of braggadocio noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbræɡəˈdəʊtʃiəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbræɡəˈdoʊtʃioʊ//
[uncountable] (literary, from Italian)
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behaviour that seems too proud or confident Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a boaster): from Braggadocchio, the name of a braggart in Spenser's The Faerie Queene, from brag or braggart + the Italian suffix -occio, denoting something large of its kind.
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