- a braggart
- vain, noisy boasting or bragging
Origin of braggadociocoined by Edmund Spenser, for such a character in The Faerie Queene (1590) ; from brag + Italian ending
- A braggart.
- a. Empty or pretentious bragging.b. A swaggering, cocky manner.
Origin of braggadocioAlteration of Braggadocchio, the personification of vainglory in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, from brag.
After Braggadocchio, boastful character in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1590), apparently a pseudo-Italian coinage.