- The definition of bravado is behavior by a scared person that shows courage.
An example of bravado is showing false confidence while interviewing for a job for which you are unqualified.
pretended courage or defiant confidence when one is really afraid
Origin of bravadoaltered ; from Spanish bravada ; from bravo, brave
nounpl. bra·va·dos or bra·va·does
A show of bravery or defiance, often in order to make a false impression or mislead someone.
Origin of bravadoFrench bravade and Old Spanish bravada, swagger, bravery, both ultimately from Vulgar Latin *brabus, brave; see brave.
(plural bravados or bravadoes)