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After Braggadocchio, boastful character in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1590), apparently a pseudo-Italian coinage.

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braggadocio ‎(plural braggadocios or braggadocii)

  1. A braggart.
    • 1652, Thomas Urquhart, “Εκσκυβαλαυρον (The Jewel)”, in The Works of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty, Knight[1], Edinburgh: Thomas Maitland Dundrennan, published 1834, ISBN 0707303273, page 217:
      [] the Gasconads of France, Rodomontads of Spain, Fanfaronads of Italy, and Bragadochio brags of all other countries, could no more astonish his invincible heart, then would the cheeping of a mouse a bear robbed of her whelps.
  2. Empty boasting.

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