brag·ga·do·ci·o (brăg′ə-dōshē-ō′, -shō)
n. pl. brag·ga·do·ci·os
1. A braggart.
a. Empty or pretentious bragging.
b. A swaggering, cocky manner.
[Alteration of Braggadocchio, the personification of vainglory in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, from BRAG.]
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