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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Bravado Designs: This online retailer offers the Original Nursing Bra, which can be worn throughout your pregnancy.
- East York, Ontario, Bravado Designs manufactures maternity and nursing bras in a variety of styles and designs.