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noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, gasconade)
verb (Gasconad, es)
  1. (alternative spelling of, gasconade)

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noun 
  1. (obsolete, derogatory) Boastful talk.
    • 1782, W. Cunningham Mallory, translation of Confessions by w:Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Book III http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/r/rousseau/jean_jacques/r864c/book3.html:
      "This Gasconade surprised Le Maitre " 'You'll see,' said he, whispering to me, 'that he does not know a single note.'"
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, wikisource:Virginibus_Puerisque
    • CHAPTER_III_-_AN_APOLOGY_FOR_IDLERS, Virginibus Puerisque Chapter III:
      "Just now... a cry from the opposite party who are content when they have enough, and like to look on and enjoy in the meanwhile, savours a little of bravado and ."
verb (gasconad, es)
  1. (obsolete, derogatory) To talk boastfully.
    • 1817, review of "Wilks's Historical Sketches of the South of India," in The Quarterly Review http://books.google.com/books?id=EsZK0EUNHc0C, page 57:
      "The Frenchman, not being able to bring the precise number, received only, as the first month's pay, 2,000 rupees. He demanded an audience, talked loud, and gasconaded."
    • 1847, Dorothy (Wordsworth) Quillinan, Journal of a Few Months Residence in Portugal and Glimpses of the South of Spain http://books.google.com/books?id=4ps2AAAAMAAJ, page 246:
      "...he gasconaded on the theme of his personal exploits in the Seven Years' War of France in Spain, as if he had been as prime a sword-player as Murat..."
Etymology: Possibly from 18th-century slang "Gascon" (a braggart).


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