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Definition of "fanfaronade" [fan•far•on•ade]

  • Bragging or blustering manner or behavior. (noun)
  • A fanfare. (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 "fanfaronade" in a sentence
  • "—Your aunt, Scrotes persisted, after the merest sniff, has remarked what she calls your fanfaronade."
  • "Among these, the chief was Dr. Gray, who was an enemy to every thing that approached to fanfaronade, and knew enough of the world to lay it down as a sort of general rule, that he who talks a great deal of fighting is seldom a brave soldier, and he who always speaks about wealth is seldom a rich man at bottom."
  • "But I see no pride, only a wallowing in fanfaronade."