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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-fuh-ron]
    • /ˈfæn fəˌrɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-fuh-ron]
    • /ˈfæn fəˌrɒn/

Definitions of fanfaron word

  • noun fanfaron a braggart. 1
  • noun fanfaron a fanfare. 1
  • noun fanfaron (obsolete) Bully. 1
  • noun fanfaron a boaster, a braggart 0

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Origin of fanfaron

First appearance:

before 1615
One of the 41% oldest English words
1615-25; < French < Spanish fanfarrón braggart, said to be of expressive orig.

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Parts of speech for Fanfaron


fanfaron popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fanfaron

noun fanfaron

  • blowhard — If you describe someone as a blowhard, you mean that they express their opinions very forcefully, and usually in a boastful way.
  • vaunt — to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.
  • braggadocio — vain empty boasting
  • bluster — If you say that someone is blustering, you mean that they are speaking aggressively but without authority, often because they are angry or offended.
  • bouncer — A bouncer is a man who stands at the door of a club, prevents unwanted people from coming in, and makes people leave if they cause trouble.

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