- 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.