Monday, 5 September 2016

Word of the Week - Gasconade

Gasconade


  • extravagant boasting; boastful talk.verb (used without object), gasconaded, gasconading.
  • to boast extravagantly; bluster.
  • an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
Origin
  • Mid 17th century: from French gasconnade, from gasconner 'talk like a Gascon, brag'



Definitions derived from Miriam Webster and Oxford