Todays Word:”Gasconade”

Today Word: gasconade

PRONUNCIATION: (gas-kuh-NAYD)

MEANING:

noun: Boastful talk.
verb intr.: To boast extravagantly.

ETYMOLOGY:

From French gasconnade, from gasconner (to boast), after Gascon, a native of the Gascony region in France. First recorded use: 1709.

USAGE:

“Stanley Hauerwas’s explanation is not appreciated in an era of instant broadcast and electronic gasconade.”
Irony at UVa; The Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia); Aug 2, 2010.

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