gasconade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gasconade show off
    • n gasconade an instance of boastful talk "his brag is worse than his fight","whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gasconade A boast or boasting; a vaunt; a bravado; a bragging; braggodocio.
    • v. i Gasconade To boast; to brag; to bluster.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gasconade A boast or boasting; vaunt; bravado; vaunting or boastful talk.
    • gasconade To boast; brag; vaunt; bluster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gasconade gas-ko-nād′ boasting talk
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gasconnade, from Gascon, an inhabitant of Gascony, the people of which were noted for boasting
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gascon, from their proverbial boastfulness.

Usage

In literature:

They heralded the coming of Santa Anna, the victorious avenger, with passionate gasconading.
"Remember the Alamo" by Amelia E. Barr
Don't gasconade to me.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
As we say in this country, he could "carry corn" We have said that "Gascon" is often used in connection with boasting or gasconading.
"Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist" by Samuel Smiles
The oldest female prisoner is an aged German woman by the name of Oldstein, from Gasconade County.
"The Twin Hells" by John N. Reynolds
This, however, was no better than a gasconade.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
There is a small cave near the top of the bluff facing the Gasconade, a short distance above the mouth of Little Piney.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
I love their jolly abandon of manner, their kindness and "honesty," and their gasconade.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
We of the North have heard much said in denunciation of us, and have thought it political clap-trap and gasconade.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
He would do all manner of gasconading things.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
In most men this would have sounded like gasconade.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
It is a gasconading, an over-boastful joy.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
Don't gasconade to me.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
I have never been a gasconading braggart.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
The English reproach the French with gasconade, but they never gasconaded as the English do now.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
But the officers who lead the troops do not allow their enemies the monopoly of gasconade.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Never did writer more intrepidly hoax his readers, never were readers more indulgent to an author's gasconades.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 372, October 1846" by Various
The Great and Little Osage, and the Gasconade, flow into the Missouri.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Believe me, this is all stockjobbing gasconade.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution" by Various
Near the Gasconade, where we took in wood, many interesting plants were in blossom.
"Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)" by Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
Passed the Gasconade River at half-past nine.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
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In news:

Stan Hall (left), physicians assistant at Hermann Medical Arts, presents a check to Dr Chris Neale, superintendent of Gasconade County R-1 School District, for the driver's education program.
Gasconade County 05.25.2011 Click to enlarge.
0Possible straight line winds caused damage in Gasconade County.
Possible straight line winds caused damage in Gasconade County.
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