Pinto showed bravado by ferociously barking at everyone who walked past his car.
An example of bravado is showing false confidence while interviewing for a job for which you are unqualified.
Origin of bravadoaltered from Spanish bravada from bravo, brave
nounpl. bra·va·dos, or bra·va·does
Origin of bravadoFrench bravade Old Spanish bravada swagger, bravery both ultimately from Vulgar Latin brabus brave ; see brave .
(plural bravados or bravadoes)