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.
showy courage or defiant confidence, often, specif., when one is actually 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 Old Spanish bravada swagger, bravery both ultimately from Vulgar Latin brabus brave ; see brave .
(plural bravados or bravadoes)