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Definition of "braggadocio" [brag•ga•do•cio]

  • A braggart. (noun)
  • Empty or pretentious bragging. (noun)
  • A swaggering, cocky manner. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "braggadocio" in a sentence
  • "Now I had but one fear, namely, that they would unlace me; so that it must be understood that my reply was not uttered in braggadocio but was meant to forestall any possible unlacing."
  • "Now I had but one fear: namely, that they would unlace me; so that it must be understood that my reply was not uttered in braggadocio, but was meant to forestall any possible unlacing."
  • "I'm no fan of Bill O'Reilly, whose arrogance and smugness appear to be genuine unlike Rush Limbaugh's braggadocio, which is just schtick."