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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-fer-uh-neyd]
    • /ˈfæn fər əˈneɪd/
    • /ˌfæn.fæ.rə.ˈnɑːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-fer-uh-neyd]
    • /ˈfæn fər əˈneɪd/

Definitions of fanfaronade word

  • noun fanfaronade bragging; bravado; bluster. 1
  • noun fanfaronade Arrogant or boastful talk. 1
  • noun fanfaronade boasting or flaunting behaviour; bluster 0
  • noun fanfaronade boasting talk or showy action; bluster 0

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Origin of fanfaronade

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
1645-55; < French fanfaronnade < Spanish fanfarronada. See fanfaron, -ade1

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Parts of speech for Fanfaronade


fanfaronade popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fanfaronade usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fanfaronade

noun fanfaronade

  • 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.
  • boasting — to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself.
  • bombast — Bombast is trying to impress people by saying things that sound impressive but have little meaning.
  • brag — If you brag, you say in a very proud way that you have something or have done something.
  • braggadocio — vain empty boasting

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