Definition of


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

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Synonyms of Bravado


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

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