Origin of bravadoaltered from Spanish bravada from bravo, brave
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.
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)
- In rage, Jabba decides to toss his captives to the giant sand thing; Luke, in a display of Force bravado hitherto unknown in the Star Wars films, saves his friends, defeats Jabba and destroys his court.
- The overall effect is an explosion of color and a seemingly high energy mix of Marlon Brando's male bravado and James Dean's cool disdain; the perfect look in which to rail against the system!
- By wearing a "cowboy casanova" logo on his chest, a man is hopefully poking a little self-deprecating fun at himself, recognizing that too much bravado is not necessarily a good thing.
- The word "Jive" is an African slang term meaning "exaggerations," and this is shown in the enthusiastic dance steps and bravado that accompany good Jive performances.
- Sometimes, the bravado is so extreme that you can't even meet the conditions - to him it's just that you don't want to.