Definition of

Bravado

  1. (noun, communication) a swaggering show of courage

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Synonyms of Bravado

bluster

Alternate forms of Bravado

Hypernyms: fanfare, flash, ostentation

Origin of the word Bravado

  1. 1580s, from Fr. bravade "bragging, boasting," from It. bravata "bragging, boasting" (16c.), from bravare "brag, boast, be defiant," from bravo (see brave). Influenced in form by Sp. words ending in -ado. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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