rodomontade

 /ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
rod•o•mon•tade  (rod′ə mon tād, -täd, -mən-, rō′də-), 
n., adj., v., -tad•ed, -tad•ing. 

n. 
  1. vainglorious boasting or bragging;
    pretentious, blustering talk.

adj. 
  1. bragging.

v.i. 
  1. to boast;
    brag;
    talk big.
Etymology:
  • Italian Rodomonte, the boastful king of Algiers in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso + Middle French -ade -ade1
  • Middle French
  • 1605–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rodomontade /ˌrɒdəmɒnˈteɪd -ˈtɑːd/ literary n
  1. boastful words or behaviour; bragging
  2. (as modifier): rodomontade behaviour
vb
  1. (intransitive) to boast, bluster, or rant
Etymology: 17th Century: from French, from Italian rodomonte a boaster, from Rodomonte the name of a braggart king of Algiers in epic poems by Boiardo and Ariosto



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